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Definition 1: several exercises intended to be done in series - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he did four sets of the incline bench press

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

"the doctor recommended regular exercise" "he did some exercising" "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"

Definition 2: the act of putting something in position - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he gave a final set to his hat

(set is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in a certain place

Definition 3: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the sets were meticulously authentic

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of set ) the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

"they worked all night painting the scenery"

(set is a part of ...) a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production

(... is part of set) arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Definition 4: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the early sets ran on storage batteries

(set is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(... is a kind of set ) set that receives radio or tv signals

(... is a kind of set ) set used to broadcast radio or tv signals

(... is part of set) facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information

Definition 5: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(set belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 6: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the set of his mind was obvious

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Definition 7: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon - [noun denoting event]

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

  • before the set of sun

(set is a kind of ...) a movement downward

Definition 8: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used - [noun denoting group]

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

  • a set of books
  • a set of golf clubs
  • a set of teeth

(set is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of set ) the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal

(... is a kind of set ) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

(... is a kind of set ) all of the horses in a particular horse race

(... is a kind of set ) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

(... is a kind of set ) a category falling within certain defined limits

(... is a kind of set ) the complete set of inflected forms of a verb

(... is a kind of set ) a matching set of furniture

(... is a kind of set ) a family of similar musical instrument playing together

(... is a kind of set ) a small group of indispensable persons or things

"five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

(... is a kind of set ) a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers

"the artist had put together a portfolio of his work" "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"

(... is a kind of set ) a set of twenty members

"a score were sent out but only one returned"

(... is a kind of set ) a set with 3 times 20 members

(... is a kind of set ) the set of elements common to two or more sets

"the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"

(... is a kind of set ) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

"let C be the union of the sets A and B"

(... is a kind of set ) a set containing a single member

(... is a kind of set ) a set of two similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of three similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of four similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of five similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of six similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of seven similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) a set of eight similar things considered as a unit

(... is a kind of set ) checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess

(... is a kind of set ) a set of implements used to manicure

(... is a kind of set ) a set of one or more synonyms

(set is a member of ...) a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications

"the third volume was missing" "he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"

Definition 9: an unofficial association of people or groups - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the smart set goes there
  • they were an angry lot

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of set ) a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers

(... is a kind of set ) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(... is a kind of set ) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

(... is a kind of set ) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

(... is a kind of set ) the exclusive social set of a city

(... is a kind of set ) a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing

(... is a kind of set ) a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure

(... is a kind of set ) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Definition 10: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the set of prime numbers is infinite

(set is a kind of ...) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry

(... is a kind of set ) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1

"the set of all rational numbers is a field"

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind

"assume that the topological space is finite dimensional"

(... is a kind of set ) a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical iteration

(... is a kind of set ) a set that is empty; a set with no members

(... is a kind of set ) a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

(... is a kind of set ) the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions

"the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle"

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration

"all other sets are subsets of the universal set"

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

"the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers"

(... is a kind of set ) (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined

(... is a kind of set ) a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse

(... is a kind of set ) a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints

(... is a kind of set ) a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations

(set belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 11: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

Definition 12: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization - [noun denoting process]

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

  • the hardening of concrete
  • he tested the set of the glue

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of set ) the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing

(... is part of set) a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened

"the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

Definition 13: a unit of play in tennis or squash - [noun denoting time]

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

  • they played two sets of tennis after dinner

(set is a kind of ...) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(set is a part of ...) (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

Definition 14: arrange attractively - [verb of body]

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

  • dress my hair for the wedding

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of set ) cut hair in the style of a bob

"Bernice bobs her hair these days!"

(... is a kind of set ) set waves in

"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

(set has a similar meaning as ...) give a neat appearance to

"groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

Definition 15: bear fruit - [verb of body]

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

  • the apple trees fructify

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

Definition 16: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard - [verb of change]

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

  • Adjust the clock, please
  • correct the alignment of the front wheels

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of set ) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

"regulate the temperature" "modulate the pitch"

(... is a kind of set ) put (an image) into focus

"Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

(... is a kind of set ) make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

"Let's synchronize our efforts"

(... is a kind of set ) increase the pressure in or of

"The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"

(... is a kind of set ) decrease the pressure of

"depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

(... is a kind of set ) make correspond or harmonize

"Match my sweater"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

(... is a kind of set ) bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

"align the wheels of my car" "ordinate similar parts"

(... is a kind of set ) bring into consonance or accord

"harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"

(... is a kind of set ) make linear or get into a linear form

"a catalyst linearizes polyethylene"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust the spaces between words

"justify the margins"

(... is a kind of set ) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

(... is a kind of set ) regulate or set the time of

"time the clock"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

(... is a kind of set ) adjust in size relative to other things

(... is a kind of set ) adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of

(... is a kind of set ) adjust the pitch (of pianos)

(... is a kind of set ) adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)

"My piano needs to be tuned"

(... is a kind of set ) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

"calibrate an instrument" "graduate a cylinder"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust for (better) functioning

"tune the engine"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time

"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

(... is a kind of set ) adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)

"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"

(... is a kind of set ) adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

(... is a kind of set ) adjust again after an initial failure

(... is a kind of set ) accustom to urban ways

"Immigration will citify the country?"

Definition 17: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state - [verb of change]

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

  • set the house afire

(set is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of set ) set to a certain pitch

"He pitched his voice very low"

(... is a kind of set ) set the keynote of

"Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection"

Definition 18: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly - [verb of change]

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

  • set clocks or instruments

(set is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of set ) set to zero

"reset instruments and dials"

(... is a kind of set ) move forward

"we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

Definition 19: equip with sails or masts - [verb of change]

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

  • rig a ship

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

Definition 20: become gelatinous - [verb of change]

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

  • the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) become solid

"The metal solidified when it cooled"

Definition 21: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc - [verb of change]

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

  • Get the children ready for school!
  • prepare for war
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of set ) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(... is a kind of set ) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

"prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

(... is a kind of set ) prepare for summer

"summerize your car" "summerize a house"

(... is a kind of set ) prepare for winter

"winterize cars" "winterize your houses"

(... is a kind of set ) get ready for a particular purpose or event

"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

(... is a kind of set ) fix onto a backing, setting, or support

"mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

(... is a kind of set ) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

(... is a kind of set ) put into the required condition beforehand

(... is a kind of set ) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

(... is a kind of set ) take measures in preparation for

"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

(... is a kind of set ) prepare for social life

"Children have to be socialized in school"

(... is a kind of set ) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Definition 22: get ready for a particular purpose or event - [verb of change]

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

  • set up an experiment
  • set the table
  • lay out the tools for the surgery

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 23: fix conclusively or authoritatively - [verb of cognition]

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

  • set the rules

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of set ) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

"She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"

(... is a kind of set ) assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of

"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

(... is a kind of set ) fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

(... is a kind of set ) fix the paternity of

"The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"

(... is a kind of set ) determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

(... is a kind of set ) set or ask for a certain price

"How much do you charge for lunch?" "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

(... is a kind of set ) assign an initial value to a computer program

(... is a kind of set ) set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

(... is a kind of set ) determine the price of

"The grocer priced his wares high"

Definition 24: estimate - [verb of cognition]

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

  • We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Definition 25: decide upon or fix definitely - [verb of communication]

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

  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of set ) use as a quantifier

(... is a kind of set ) mention and identify by name

"name your accomplices!"

(... is a kind of set ) set anew

"They re-set the date on the clock"

(... is a kind of set ) give a definition for the meaning of a word

"Define `sadness'"

Definition 26: establish as the highest level or best performance - [verb of communication]

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

  • set a record

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) institute, enact, or establish

"make laws"

Definition 27: urge to attack someone - [verb of competition]

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

  • The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders
  • the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Definition 28: put into a certain place or abstract location - [verb of contact]

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

  • Put your things here
  • Set the tray down
  • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
  • Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of set ) place so as to overlap

"imbricate the roof tiles"

(... is a kind of set ) set, turn, or stand on end

"upend the box and empty the contents"

(... is a kind of set ) show to a seat; assign a seat for

"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

(... is a kind of set ) place in or on a seat

"the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"

(... is a kind of set ) put in a horizontal position

"lay the books on the table" "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

(... is a kind of set ) put into an upright position

"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

(... is a kind of set ) cause to recline

"She reclined her head on the pillow"

(... is a kind of set ) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

(... is a kind of set ) rest on or as if on a pillow

"pillow your head"

(... is a kind of set ) place or put on the ground

(... is a kind of set ) put in barrels

(... is a kind of set ) put into a bucket

(... is a kind of set ) put into bottles

"bottle the mineral water"

(... is a kind of set ) put or settle into a position

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

(... is a kind of set ) place side by side

"The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"

(... is a kind of set ) place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position

"misplaced modifiers"

(... is a kind of set ) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

"She sowed sunflower seeds"

(... is a kind of set ) set up for use

"install the washer and dryer" "We put in a new sink"

(... is a kind of set ) put (something somewhere) firmly

"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

(... is a kind of set ) put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle

"ladle soup into the bowl"

(... is a kind of set ) to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

"Jane threw dinner together" "throw the car into reverse"

(... is a kind of set ) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

"dust settled on the roofs"

(... is a kind of set ) place in proper rank

"marshal the troops"

(... is a kind of set ) place at intervals

"Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"

(... is a kind of set ) place in glycerol

(... is a kind of set ) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of set ) place or attach firmly in or on a base

"seat the camera on the tripod"

(... is a kind of set ) move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action

"siphon gas into the tank"

(... is a kind of set ) put into a position that will restore a normal state

"set a broken bone"

(... is a kind of set ) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

(... is a kind of set ) put (something) on a structure or conveyance

"load the bags onto the trucks"

(... is a kind of set ) cause to perch or sit

"She perched her hat on her head"

(... is a kind of set ) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

"Rest your head on my shoulder"

(... is a kind of set ) put quickly or forcibly

"The judge clapped him in jail"

(... is a kind of set ) cause to lean or incline

"He leaned his rifle against the wall"

(... is a kind of set ) cause to be balanced or suspended

(... is a kind of set ) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

"set down your bags here"

(... is a kind of set ) place side by side or in close proximity

(... is a kind of set ) put to bed

"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

(... is a kind of set ) place or put in a particular order

"the dots are unevenly disposed"

(... is a kind of set ) fix firmly

"He ensconced himself in the chair"

(... is a kind of set ) place temporarily

"park the car in the yard" "park the children with the in-laws" "park your bag in this locker"

(... is a kind of set ) place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide

(... is a kind of set ) place on top of

"can you superimpose the two images?"

(... is a kind of set ) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of set ) place or lay as if in a pile

"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"

(... is a kind of set ) position comfortably

"The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"

(... is a kind of set ) place at intervals in or among

"intersperse exclamation marks in the text"

(... is a kind of set ) place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive

"Plant a spy in Moscow" "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"

(... is a kind of set ) form, arrange, or deposit in layers

"The fish are stratified in barrels" "The rock was stratified by the force of the water" "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"

(... is a kind of set ) put something back where it belongs

"replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it" "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"

(... is a kind of set ) place (a ship's mast) in its step

(... is a kind of set ) place before another constituent in the sentence

"English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"

(... is a kind of set ) place after another constituent in the sentence

"Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"

(... is a kind of set ) set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

(... is a kind of set ) place on the docket for legal action

"Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"

(... is a kind of set ) put into place or position

"the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"

(... is a kind of set ) provide a new emplacement for guns

(... is a kind of set ) place into a coffin

"her body was coffined"

(... is a kind of set ) place in a rack

"rack pool balls"

(... is a kind of set ) place on a tee

"tee golf balls"

(... is a kind of set ) place or put with great energy

"She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

(... is a kind of set ) place into another position

(... is a kind of set ) put into a recess

"recess lights"

(... is a kind of set ) place end to end without overlapping

"The frames must be butted at the joints"

(... is a kind of set ) place parallel to one another

(... is a kind of set ) put in the middle

(... is a kind of set ) place signs, as along a road

"sign an intersection" "This road has been signed"

(... is a kind of set ) to put something (eg trust) in something

"The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

(... is a kind of set ) place in a cylindrical vessel

"jar the jam"

(... is a kind of set ) place on a shelf

"shelve books"

(... is a kind of set ) place into a small compartment

(... is a kind of set ) set, plant, or bury in a trench

"trench the fallen soldiers" "trench the vegetables"

(... is a kind of set ) put (something) under or beneath

"They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"

(... is a kind of set ) place on board a ship

"ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"

(... is a kind of set ) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

Definition 29: fix in a border - [verb of contact]

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

  • The goldsmith set the diamond

(set is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 30: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor - [verb of contact]

(set is a kind of ...) sharpen with a hone

"hone a knife"

Definition 31: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) embed deeply

"She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"

Definition 32: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground - [verb of contact]

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

  • Let's plant flowers in the garden

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set 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 ) plant by the roots

(... is a kind of set ) dip into mud before planting

"puddle young plants"

(... is a kind of set ) plant in checkrows

(... is a kind of set ) place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

(... is a kind of set ) plant with a wooden hand tool

"dibble Spring bulbs"

(... is a kind of set ) establish a forest on previously unforested land

"afforest the mountains"

(... is a kind of set ) plant again or anew

"They replanted the land" "He replanted the seedlings"

(... is a kind of set ) plant with trees

"this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"

Definition 33: put into a position that will restore a normal state - [verb of contact]

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

  • set a broken bone

(set 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 34: adapt for performance in a different way - [verb of creation]

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

  • set this poem to music

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) write music

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

(... is a kind of set ) arrange beforehand

(... is a kind of set ) adapt

"put these words to music"

(... is a kind of set ) put (a piece of music) into another key

(... is a kind of set ) arrange or enter in tabular form

(set belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 35: locate - [verb of creation]

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

  • The film is set in Africa

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) perform (a play), especially on a stage

"we are going to stage `Othello'"

Definition 36: set in type - [verb of creation]

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

  • My book will be typeset nicely
  • set these words in italics

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) reproduce by printing

Definition 37: apply or start - [verb of creation]

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

  • set fire to a building

(set is a kind of ...) bring into being

"He initiated a new program" "Start a foundation"

Definition 38: disappear beyond the horizon - [verb of motion]

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

  • the sun sets early these days

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(set belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 39: set down according to a plan - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a carefully laid table with places set for four people
  • stones laid in a pattern

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) disposed or placed in a particular kind of order

"the carefully arranged chessmen" "haphazardly arranged interlobular septa" "comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace"

Definition 40: being below the horizon - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the moon is set

(set is similar to ...) being or moving lower in position or less in some value

"lay face down" "the moon is down" "our team is down by a run" "down by a pawn" "the stock market is down today"

Definition 41: converted to solid form (as concrete) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) resisting weight or pressure

Definition 42: fixed and unmoving - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
  • his bearded face already has a set hollow look
  • a face rigid with pain

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) not in motion

Definition 43: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

Definition 44: situated in a particular spot or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • valuable centrally located urban land
  • strategically placed artillery
  • a house set on a hilltop
  • nicely situated on a quiet riverbank

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) established in a desired position or place; not moving about

"nomads...absorbed among the settled people" "settled areas" "I don't feel entirely settled here" "the advent of settled civilization"

Definition 45: determined or decided upon as by an authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • date and place are already determined
  • the dictated terms of surrender
  • the time set for the launching

Synonyms for set in the sense of this definition

(set is similar to ...) established or decided beyond dispute or doubt

"with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"

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