Associations to the word «Set»


SET, verb. (transitive) To put (something) down, to rest.
SET, verb. (transitive) To attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
SET, verb. (transitive) To put in a specified condition or state; to cause to be.
SET, verb. (transitive) (dated) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot.
SET, verb. (transitive) To determine or settle.
SET, verb. (transitive) To adjust.
SET, verb. (transitive) To punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
SET, verb. (transitive) To arrange with dishes and cutlery.
SET, verb. (transitive) To introduce or describe.
SET, verb. (transitive) To locate (a play, etc.); to assign a backdrop to.
SET, verb. (transitive) To compile, to make (a puzzle or challenge).
SET, verb. (transitive) To prepare (a stage or film set).
SET, verb. (transitive) To fit (someone) up in a situation.
SET, verb. (transitive) To arrange (type).
SET, verb. (transitive) To devise and assign (work) to.
SET, verb. (transitive) (volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
SET, verb. (intransitive) To solidify.
SET, verb. (transitive) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle.
SET, verb. (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as the latter rotates.
SET, verb. (transitive) (bridge) To defeat a contract.
SET, verb. (obsolete) (now followed by "out", as in set out) To begin to move; to go forth.
SET, verb. (intransitive) (of fruit) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form.
SET, verb. (intransitive) (Southern US) (Midwestern US) (dialects) To sit (be in a seated position).
SET, verb. To hunt game with the aid of a setter.
SET, verb. (hunting) (ambitransitive) Of a dog, to indicate the position of game.
SET, verb. (obsolete) To apply oneself; to undertake earnestly; to set out.
SET, verb. (ambitransitive) To fit music to words.
SET, verb. (ambitransitive) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
SET, verb. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
SET, verb. To have a certain direction of motion; to flow; to move on; to tend.
SET, verb. To place or fix in a setting.
SET, verb. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare.
SET, verb. To extend and bring into position; to spread.
SET, verb. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote.
SET, verb. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state.
SET, verb. (masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
SET, verb. (obsolete) To wager in gambling; to risk.
SET, verb. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
SET, verb. (obsolete) To value; to rate; used with at.
SET, verb. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign.
SET, verb. (Scotland) To suit; to become.
SET, noun. A punch for setting nails in wood.
SET, noun. A device for receiving broadcast radio waves (or, more recently, broadcast data); a radio or television.
SET, noun. Alternative form of sett: a hole made and lived in by a badger.
SET, noun. Alternative form of sett: pattern of threads and yarns.
SET, noun. Alternative form of sett: piece of quarried stone.
SET, noun. (horticulture) A small tuber or bulb used instead of seed, particularly onion sets and potato sets.
SET, noun. The amount the teeth of a saw protrude to the side in order to create the kerf.
SET, noun. (obsolete) (rare) That which is staked; a wager; hence, a gambling game.
SET, noun. (engineering) Permanent change of shape caused by excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.
SET, noun. (piledriving) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot otherwise be reached by the weight, or hammer.
SET, noun. (printing) (dated) The width of the body of a type.
SET, noun. A young oyster when first attached.
SET, noun. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
SET, noun. A series or group of something. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 2, Noun)
SET, noun. (colloquial) The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit.
SET, noun. The camber of a curved roofing tile.
SET, adjective. Fixed in position.
SET, adjective. Rigid, solidified.
SET, adjective. Ready, prepared.
SET, adjective. Intent, determined (to do something).
SET, adjective. Prearranged.
SET, adjective. Fixed in one’s opinion.
SET, adjective. (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.
SET, noun. A young plant fit for setting out; a slip; shoot.
SET, noun. A rudimentary fruit.
SET, noun. The setting of the sun or other luminary; (by extension) the close of the day.
SET, noun. (literally and figuratively) General movement; direction; drift; tendency.
SET, noun. A matching collection of similar things. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 1, Noun)
SET, noun. A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
SET, noun. An object made up of several parts.
SET, noun. (set theory) A collection of zero or more objects, possibly infinite in size, and disregarding any order or repetition of the objects which may be contained within it.
SET, noun. (in plural, “sets”) (mathematics) (informal) Set theory.
SET, noun. A group of people, usually meeting socially.
SET, noun. The scenery for a film or play.
SET, noun. (dance) The initial or basic formation of dancers.
SET, noun. (exercise) A group of repetitions of a single exercise performed one after the other without rest.
SET, noun. (tennis) A complete series of games, forming part of a match.
SET, noun. (volleyball) A complete series of points, forming part of a match.
SET, noun. (volleyball) The act of directing the ball to a teammate for an attack.
SET, noun. (music) A musical performance by a band, disc jockey, etc., consisting of several musical pieces.
SET, noun. (music) A drum kit, a drum set.
SET, noun. (UK) (education) A class group in a subject where pupils are divided by ability.
SET, noun. (poker) (slang) Three of a kind in poker. In community card games, the term is usually reserved for a situation in which a pair in a player's hand is matched by a single card on the board. Compare with trips.
SET, verb. (UK) (education) To divide a class group in a subject according to ability
SET, proper noun. An ancient Egyptian god, variously described as the god of chaos, the god of thunder and storms, or the god of destruction.
SET A SPELL, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (countrified dialect) To sit down for a period of time, especially in the company of other people and in order to relax or to engage in casual conversation.
SET A SPONGE, verb. (cooking) To leaven a small mass of flour, to be used in leavening a larger quantity.
SET ABOUT, verb. To initiate or begin some action.
SET ABOUT, verb. To attack.
SET ALIGHT, verb. To cause to begin to burn.
SET ALIGHT, verb. (figuratively) To excite, to arouse passion in
SET APART, verb. To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
SET APART, verb. To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).
SET APART, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see to separate or isolate.
SET ASIDE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.
SET ASIDE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To leave out of account; to omit or neglect.
SET ASIDE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To disagree with something and reject or overturn it.
SET ASIDE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To declare something invalid or null and void.
SET BACK, verb. (transitive) To delay or obstruct.
SET BACK, verb. (transitive) To remove from or allow distance.
SET BACK, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To cost money, as.
SET BY THE EARS, verb. (transitive) (idiom) To make (a person or persons) argue; to set quarrelling.
SET CHISEL, noun. A kind of chisel or punch, variously shaped, with a broad flat end, used for stripping off rivet heads, etc.
SET DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To write.
SET DOWN, verb. To fix; to establish; to ordain.
SET DOWN, verb. To place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying.
SET DOWN, verb. (obsolete) To humiliate.
SET EYES ON, verb. (idiom) To see; to observe.
SET FIRE, verb. (intransitive) (followed by to) to light using fire.
SET FIRE, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of set fire
SET FOOT, verb. (idiomatic) (rhetorical with in) To enter
SET FOOT, verb. (idiomatic) (rhetorical with on) To step onto
SET FOOT ON LAND, verb. To disembark
SET FOR LIFE, adjective. (idiomatic) Possessing sufficient resources, especially financial, to last a lifetime.
SET FORTH, verb. (transitive) To state; describe; give an account of.
SET FORTH, verb. (transitive) To present for consideration; to propose.
SET FORTH, verb. (intransitive) To begin a journey or expedition.
SET FORTH, verb. (intransitive) To start.
SET FREE, verb. (transitive) To release, to free, to give freedom to.
SET FUNCTION, noun. (computer science) A mathematical function whose input is a set (usually of real numbers or a set of points in the Euclidian or some measure space), and its output is usually a number.
SET FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of set function
SET IN, verb. To take root, become established.
SET IN MOTION, verb. (idiomatic) to trigger movement, to get going
SET IN ONE'S WAYS, adjective. (idiomatic) Driven by habit; inclined or determined to continue according to one's custom or established preferences.
SET IN STONE, adjective. (idiomatic) permanent; certain; firm
SET IN STONE, verb. To make permanent, certain, or firm
SET LIST, noun. (music) A band's playlist of the order of songs in a live performance.
SET OF PIPES, noun. (music) A wind instrument incorporating multiple pipes, such as a panpipe or bagpipe.
SET OF PIPES, noun. (idiomatic) Voice for singing.
SET OF WHEELS, noun. (colloquial) (idiomatic) car
SET OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To leave; to begin a journey or trip.
SET OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To begin; to cause; to initiate.
SET OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To cause to explode.
SET OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To make angry.
SET OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To offset, to compensate for: to reduce the effect of, by having a contrary effect.
SET OFF, verb. (printing) (historical) To deface or soil the next sheet; said of the ink on a freshly printed sheet, when another sheet comes in contact with it before it has had time to dry.
SET ON, verb. To attack.
SET ON, verb. To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone.
SET ON A PEDESTAL, verb. Alternative form of put on a pedestal
SET ON FIRE, verb. (transitive) To cause to begin to burn.
SET ON FIRE, verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To arouse passionate feelings in.
SET ON FIRE, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of set on fire
SET ONE'S AFFAIRS IN ORDER, verb. Alternative form of put one's affairs in order
SET ONE'S CAP AT, verb. (idiomatic) To choose a man as a potential husband (for a girl).
SET ONE'S CAP AT, verb. (idiomatic) (more generally) To choose something as a goal.
SET ONE'S HEART ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To desire with intensity and commitment.
SET ONE'S HEART UPON, verb. Alternative form of set one's heart on
SET ONE'S HOUSE IN ORDER, verb. Alternative form of put one's house in order
SET ONE'S SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL, verb. (idiomatic) (archaic) To start hard work; to begin to toil.
SET ONE'S SIGHTS ON, verb. (idiomatic) To give one's close attention to, especially as a goal, objective, or other object of special interest.
SET ONE'S TEETH ON EDGE, verb. To irritate or strike as unpleasant.
SET ONE'S TEETH ON EDGE, verb. To cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in one's teeth, as when acids are brought into contact with them.
SET OPERATION, noun. (set theory) A mathematical operation that returns a set taking one or more sets as input.
SET OUT, verb. (transitive) To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
SET OUT, verb. To go out, leave.
SET OUT, verb. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
SET OUT, verb. To position, to put in a position
SET OUT ONE'S STALL, verb. To make publicly clear one's position with reference to a particular idea or philosophy.
SET PHRASE, noun. (grammar) An expression whose wording is subject to little variation.
SET PHRASE, noun. (grammar) An idiomatic expression.
SET PHRASES, noun. Plural of set phrase
SET PIECE, noun. A piece of freestanding stage scenery
SET PIECE, noun. Any carefully planned sequence of operations, especially as part of a military operation
SET PIECE, noun. An elaborate action scene in a movie or video game
SET PIECE, noun. (football) any planned strategy that a team uses after play is restarted with a free kick, penalty kick, corner kick, goal kick, throw-in or kickoff.
SET PIECES, noun. Plural of set piece
SET POINT, noun. (tennis) A situation where if one of the two players wins the next point, (s)he will win the set (but not the match).
SET POINT, noun. A setting or location that is fixed.
SET POINTS, noun. Plural of set point
SET PULSES RACING, verb. (idiomatic) To excite, thrill
SET SAIL, verb. To depart on a voyage by boat.
SET SCREW, noun. A screw with threads the entire length and no head. Typically, setscrews have a hex or slot drive recessed in the threaded length.
SET SCREW, noun. Any screw used to hold or adjust a setting. Frequently a setscrew (1), but may also refer to any other machine screw or thumb screw used for the purpose of setting.
SET SCREWS, noun. Plural of set screw
SET SIGHTS ON, verb. Alternative form of set one's sights on
SET SQUARE, noun. A flat triangular piece of plastic or other material, having corners of precise angles, used in technical drawing
SET SQUARE, noun. A right angle tool used to determine if two surfaces join at a 90-degree angle, composed of two arms, usually made from metal.
SET SQUARES, noun. Plural of set square
SET STORE BY, verb. To believe that something is very necessary or important.
SET STRAIGHT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To correct; to make right or true.
SET THE BAR, verb. (idiomatic) To set specific standards or expectations.
SET THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS, verb. Alternative form of put the cat among the pigeons
SET THE PACE, verb. To establish the speed for a group to move at, for example in a race.
SET THE PACE, verb. To establish a common goal by example
SET THE SCENE, verb. To prepare for something by providing a background, a description, etc.
SET THE STAGE, verb. (idiomatic) To prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions.
SET THE THAMES ON FIRE, verb. (idiomatic) To achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.
SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION, verb. (idiomatic) to initiate a chain of events necessary to help one achieve a goal (more quickly)
SET THE WORLD ABLAZE, verb. Alternative form of set the world on fire
SET THE WORLD AFLAME, verb. Alternative form of set the world on fire
SET THE WORLD ALIGHT, verb. Alternative form of set the world on fire
SET THE WORLD ON FIRE, verb. (idiomatic) To do something sensational
SET THEORETICALLY, adverb. (mathematics) In a manner which uses set theory
SET THEORETICALLY, adverb. (mathematics) In the sense of set theory
SET THEORY, noun. (mathematics) The mathematical theory of sets.
SET TO MUSIC, verb. (music) To adapt a literary work by adding music (and often song)
SET TO WORK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To begin working.
SET TO WORK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (with gerund) To begin working at.
SET TO WORK, verb. (transitive) To cause to begin working.
SET TOOL, noun. A blacksmithing tool meant to be struck by a hammer
SET TOP BOX, noun. A device that converts an incoming signal into a format displayable by a television.
SET UP, verb. To ready something for use.
SET UP, verb. Logically order.
SET UP, verb. To cause to happen
SET UP, verb. To trap or ensnare.
SET UP, verb. Arrange for an outcome; to tamper or rig.
SET UP, verb. To gel or harden.
SET UP, verb. To make (someone) proud or conceited (often in passive).
SET UP, verb. To matchmake; to arrange a date between two people.
SET UP, verb. (sports) (transitive) To create a goalscoring opportunity (for).
SET UP, verb. (dated) (intransitive) To begin business or a scheme of life.
SET UP, verb. To profess openly; to make pretensions.
SET UP, adjective. In a position to function; ready.
SET UP ONE'S REST, verb. (obsolete) To have a settled determination.
SET UP ONE'S STAFF, verb. To take up one's residence; to lodge.
SET UP SHOP, verb. To physically arrange a shop or workplace.
SET UP SHOP, verb. (idiomatic) To establish a business.
SET UPON, verb. To attack someone.

Dictionary definition

SET, noun. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth".
SET, noun. (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite".
SET, noun. Several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press".
SET, noun. Representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic".
SET, noun. An unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot".
SET, noun. A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious".
SET, noun. The act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat".
SET, noun. A unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner".
SET, noun. The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue".
SET, noun. Evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris.
SET, noun. The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun".
SET, noun. (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set".
SET, noun. Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries".
SET, verb. Put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point".
SET, verb. Fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules".
SET, verb. Decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters".
SET, verb. Establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record".
SET, verb. Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire".
SET, verb. Fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond".
SET, verb. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill".
SET, verb. Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments".
SET, verb. Locate; "The film is set in Africa".
SET, verb. Disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days".
SET, verb. Adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music".
SET, verb. Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden".
SET, verb. Apply or start; "set fire to a building".
SET, verb. Become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme".
SET, verb. Set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics".
SET, verb. Put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone".
SET, verb. Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink).
SET, verb. Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.
SET, verb. Urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits".
SET, verb. Estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.".
SET, verb. Equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship".
SET, verb. Get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery".
SET, verb. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels".
SET, verb. Bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify".
SET, verb. Arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding".
SET, adjective. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time".
SET, adjective. Fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain".
SET, adjective. Situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank".
SET, adjective. Set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern".
SET, adjective. Being below the horizon; "the moon is set".
SET, adjective. Determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching".
SET, adjective. Converted to solid form (as concrete).

Wise words

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