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Definition 1: a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the diamond was in a plain gold mount

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) framework used for support or display

(... is a kind of setting ) a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

Definition 2: arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

(setting is a part of ...) scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

(setting is a part of ...) any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"

(setting is a part of ...) representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

"the sets were meticulously authentic"

Definition 3: a table service for one person - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a place setting of sterling flatware

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

Definition 4: the context and environment in which something is set - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the perfect setting for a ghost story

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) the area in which something exists or lives

"the country--the flat agricultural surround"

(... is a kind of setting ) a setting for a work of art or literature

"the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"

Definition 5: the physical position of something - [noun denoting location]

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

  • he changed the setting on the thermostat

(setting is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 6: the state of the environment in which a situation exists - [noun denoting state]

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

  • you can't do that in a university setting

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of setting ) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

"the crowded canvas of history" "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

(... is a kind of setting ) a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect

"it was a showcase for democracy in Africa"

Definition 7: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the historical context

Synonyms for setting in the sense of this definition

(setting is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of setting ) the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare

"hazardous working conditions" "harsh living conditions"

(... is a kind of setting ) the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process

"there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"

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