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Set

Definition of set:

part of speech: participle

Setting.

part of speech: verb

To place or put in any position; fix; plant; make secure; put on a neet of eggs; as, to set a hen; fit; as, to set a poem to music; render motionless; adjust; as, to set a broken limb; assign or prescribe; as, to set a time for a meeting; in printing, to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type.

part of speech: participle

Set.

part of speech: verb

To sink below the horizon, as the sun; plant; be fixed firmly; to harden; as, the jelly will set quickly; apply oneself; as, to set to work; flow or tend; as, the current sets to the north; start; as, to set out upon a journey.

part of speech: verb

To place; put; fix; spread, as sails; stud or adorn.

part of speech: verb

To sink below the horizon: to decline: to plant: to become fixed: to congeal: to have a certain direction in motion: to point out game: to apply ( one's self):- pr. p. setting; pa. t. and pa. p. set. - To SET ASIDE, to put away, to omit or reject:- AT NAUGHT, to despise: BY ( B.), to value or esteem:- FORTH, to exhibit: to publish: ( B.) to set off to advantage: to set out on a journey:- FORWARD ( B.) to further, promote:- IN, to put in the way: to begin:- OFF, to adorn: to place against as an equivalent:- ON ( B.), to attack:- TO, to affix.

part of speech: noun

A number of things similar or suited to each other, set or used together: a number of persons associated: direction.

part of speech: verb

To make to sit: to place: to fix: to put in a condition: to render motionless: to determine beforehand: to obstruct: to plant: to fix in metal, as to arrange the teeth of a saw so as to cut narrow or wide: to assign, as a price: to put in order for use: to sharpen: to spread, as sails: to pitch, as a tune: to adapt music to: to adorn with something fixed: to stud: to point, as a dog.

part of speech: adjective

Fixed; regular; prescribed.

part of speech: adjective

Fixed or established; regular; determined; firm; formal; as, a set speech; immovable.

part of speech: noun

The descent of a heavenly body; flow or direction; a number of persons associated together; as, the younger set in society; a number of things of the same kind intended for use together; as, a set of tea things; a young plant ready to set out; in lawn tennis, a series of as many games as will enable one side to win six.

part of speech: noun

A number of things belonging together; number of persons associated; direction.

part of speech: verb

To sink below the horizon; become fixed or firm; tend; apply one's self.

part of speech: adjective

Seated, so in B.: fixed: firm: determined: regular: established.

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