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Definition 1: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for set down in the sense of this definition

(set down is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of set down ) write out from speech, notes, etc.

"Transcribe the oral history of this tribe"

(... is a kind of set down ) put into notation, as of music or choreography

"Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"

(... is a kind of set down ) write down hastily

"She dashed off a letter to her lawyer"

(... is a kind of set down ) make a written note of

"she noted everything the teacher said that morning"

Definition 2: remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave - [verb of contact]

Samples where set down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unload the cargo
  • drop off the passengers at the hotel

Synonyms for set down in the sense of this definition

(set down is a kind of ...) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(... is a kind of set down ) discharge at a wharf

"wharf the passengers"

(... is a kind of set down ) drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter

Definition 3: put or settle into a position - [verb of contact]

Samples where set down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley

(set down is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place - [verb of contact]

Samples where set down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set down your bags here

Synonyms for set down in the sense of this definition

(set down is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of set down ) set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

"He planked the money on the table" "He planked himself into the sofa"

Definition 5: go ashore - [verb of motion]

Samples where set down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The passengers disembarked at Southampton

Synonyms for set down in the sense of this definition

(set down is a kind of ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

Definition 6: reach or come to rest - [verb of motion]

Samples where set down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bird landed on the highest branch
  • The plane landed in Istanbul

Synonyms for set down in the sense of this definition

(set down is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(... is a kind of set down ) make an emergency landing

(... is a kind of set down ) land on the underside without the landing gear

(... is a kind of set down ) fall short of (the runway) in a landing

"The plane undershot the runway"

(... is a kind of set down ) come or bring (a plane) to a landing

"the plane touched down at noon"

(... is a kind of set down ) go ashore

"The passengers disembarked at Southampton"

(... is a kind of set down ) land at or reach a port

"The ship finally ported"

(... is a kind of set down ) land on a beach

"the ship beached near the port"

(... is a kind of set down ) make a forced landing

(... is a kind of set down ) to come to rest, settle

"Misfortune lighted upon him"

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