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set

 
Adjective set has 7 senses
  1. fit, primed, set - (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"
    Antonym: unready (indirect, via ready)
  2. fixed, set, rigid - 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"
    Antonym: moving (indirect, via nonmoving)
  3. located, placed, set, situated - 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"
    Antonym: unsettled (indirect, via settled)
  4. laid, set - set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
    Antonym: disarranged (indirect, via arranged)
  5. set - being below the horizon; "the moon is set"
    Antonym:
    up (indirect, via down)
  6. determined, dictated, set - 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"
    Antonym: unsettled (indirect, via settled)
  7. hardened, set - converted to solid form (as concrete)
    Antonym: soft (indirect, via hard)
Noun set has 13 senses
  1. set - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 has member: volume
    --1 has particulars:
     dentition, teeth; singleton; pair, brace; trio, triad, triplet; quartet, quartette, quadruplet; quintet, quintette; sextet, sextette, sestet; septet, septette; octet, octette; chess set; manicure set; union, sum, join; intersection, product, cartesian product; field; field; field; bracket; conjugation; suite; choir, consort; core, nucleus, core group; score; threescore; synset
  2. set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
    --2 is a kind of
    abstraction
    --2 has particulars:
     interval; group, mathematical group; locus; subset; null set; Mandelbrot set; mathematical space, topological space; field; solution, root; diagonal; domain; intersection
  3. set, exercise set - several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
    --3 is a kind of exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
  4. stage set, set - representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
    --4 is a kind of representation
    --4 is a part of mise en scene, stage setting, setting
    --4 has parts: set decoration
    --4 has particulars: scenery, scene
  5. set, circle, band, lot - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
    --5 is a kind of social group
    --5 has particulars:
     car pool; clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp; cohort; conspiracy, confederacy; Four Hundred; horsy set, horsey set; jet set; party, company
  6. bent, set - a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
    --6 is a kind of inclination, disposition, tendency
    Derived forms: verb set3, verb set2
  7. set - the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
    --7 is a kind of
    placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement
    Derived forms: verb set15, verb set12, verb set9, verb set6, verb set1
  8. set - a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
    --8 is a kind of
    playing period, period of play, play
  9. hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
    --9 is a kind of natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --9 is a part of plastination
    --9 has particulars: congealment, congelation
    Derived form: verb set14
  10. Set, Seth - evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
    --10 is a kind of Egyptian deity
  11. set - the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"
    --11 is a kind of
    descent
  12. set, readiness - (psychology) a temporary readiness 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"
    --12 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
    Derived forms: verb set21, verb set7
  13. set - any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
    --13 is a kind of
    electronic equipment
    --13 is a part of communication system, communication equipment
    --13 has particulars: receiver, receiving system; transmitter, sender
Verb set has 24 senses
  1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay - 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"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun set7, noun setting4
    Sample sentence:
    They set the bags on the table
  2. determine, set - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
    Derived form: noun set6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    --3 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun set6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. set, mark - establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
    --4 is one way to lay down, establish, make
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. set - put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
    --5 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. set - fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
    --6 is one way to
    arrange, set up
    Derived forms: noun set7, noun setting6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set - 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"
    --7 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun set12
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  8. set - set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
    --8 is one way to
    adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun setting4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. set, localize, localise, place - locate; "The film is set in Africa"
    --9 is one way to stage, present, represent
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  10. set, go down, go under - disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
    --10 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Antonyms: rise, come up, uprise, ascend
    Sample sentence:
    The moon will soon set
  11. arrange, set - adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
    --11 is one way to compose, write
    Sample sentence:
    Did he set his major works over a short period of time?
  12. plant, set - put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    --12 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. set - apply or start; "set fire to a building"
    --13 is one way to
    originate, initiate, start
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. jell, set, congeal - become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
    --14 is one way to solidify
    Derived form: noun set9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. set - put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
    --15 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun set7
    Sample sentence:
    Did he set his foot?
  16. set, countersink - insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
    --16 is one way to bury, sink
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. set - give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
    --17 is one way to
    hone
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. sic, set - urge a dog to attack someone
    --18 is one way to assail, assault, set on, attack
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something on somebody
  19. place, put, set - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
    --19 is one way to estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. rig, set, set up - equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
    --20 is one way to equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. set up, lay out, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
    --21 is one way to fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Derived forms: noun set12, noun setting5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. adjust, set, correct - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    --22 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  23. fructify, set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
    --23 is one way to reproduce, procreate, multiply
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  24. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
    --24 is one way to groom, neaten
    Sample sentence:
    They set their hair
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