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set

noun

1 set

A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used.

Roget 46: coherence, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness; concretion accretion; conglutination, agglutination, agglomeration; aggregation; consolidation, set, cementation; sticking, soldering ... show more

Roget 75: class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section; department, subdepartment, province, domain.    kind, sort, genus, ... show more

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Roget 278: direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency etc. 176; incidence; bending, trending etc. ... show more

Dutch: ensemble, set
Polish: komplet



2 set

mathematics An abstract collection of numbers or symbols.

Dutch: groep, verzameling
Polish: mnogość, zbiór

3 set

Several exercises intended to be done in series:
— He did four sets of the incline bench press.

synonym: exercise set.

Dutch: stel

4 set

Representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production:
— The sets were meticulously authentic.

synonym: stage set.

Dutch: decor
Polish: scenografia

5 set

An unofficial association of people or groups:
— The smart set goes there.

synonyms: band, circle, lot.

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Dutch: groep, kring
Polish: grono, koło, krąg

6 set

A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way:
— The set of his mind was obvious.

synonym: bent.

Roget 176: tendency; aptness, aptitude; proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, ... show more

7 set

The act of putting something in position.

8 set

A unit of play in tennis or squash.

Dutch: set
Polish: set

9 set

The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization:
— He tested the set of the glue.

synonyms: curing, hardening, solidification, solidifying.

Dutch: stolling
Polish: zastygnięcie

10 Set

Evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris.

synonym: Seth.

11 set

The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon.

Dutch: ondergaan

12 set

psychology Being temporarily ready 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.

synonym: readiness.

Dutch: bereidheid

13 set

Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals.

Polish: sprzęt radiowo-telewizyjny, sprzęt RTV, rtv, RTV

verb

1 set

Put into a certain place or abstract location:
— Set the tray down.
— Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.

synonyms: lay, place, pose, position, put.

Roget 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

Roget 240: form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast; rough hew, rough cast; sketch; block out, ... show more

Roget 253: be sharp etc. adj.; taper to a point; bristle with.    render sharp etc. adj.; sharpen, point, aculeate, whet, barb, spiculate, ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

Dutch: brengen, neerzetten, plaatsen, stellen, zetten

2 set

Fix conclusively or authoritatively:
— Set the rules.

synonym: determine.

Dutch: bepalen, stellen, vaststellen

3 set

Decide upon or fix definitely.

synonyms: define, determine, fix, limit, specify.

4 set

Establish as the highest level or best performance:
— Set a record.

synonym: mark.

5 set

Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.

Dutch: aanpassen, bepalen

6 set

Fix in a border.

7 set

Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.

synonyms: fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Roget 150: be firm etc. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under.    settle, ... show more

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 321: be dense etc. adj.; become solid, render solid etc. adj.; solidify, solidate; concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, ... show more

Dutch: bereiden, klaarmaken, opmaken, opzetten, prepareren, voorbereiden

8 set

Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly.

9 set

Locate:
— The film is set in Africa.

synonyms: localise, localize, place.

10 set

Disappear beyond the horizon:
— The sun sets early these days.

synonyms: go down, go under.

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Dutch: ondergaan, opdragen, zetten

11 set

Adapt for performance in a different way:
— Set this poem to music.

synonym: arrange.

Dutch: arrangeren

12 set

Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground.

synonym: plant.

Dutch: dekken, inplanten, planten

13 set

Apply or start.

14 set

Become gelatinous.

synonyms: congeal, jell.

Dutch: stremmen, stollen

15 set

Set in type:
— My book will be typeset nicely.
— Set these words in italics.

synonym: typeset.

Dutch: zetten

16 set

Put into a position that will restore a normal state.

17 set

Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink).

synonym: countersink.

18 set

Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.

19 set

Urge to attack someone.

synonym: sic.

20 set

Estimate.

synonyms: place, put.

21 set

Equip with sails or masts.

synonyms: rig, set up.

Dutch: optakelen, optuigen, tuigen

22 set

Get ready for a particular purpose or event:
— Set up an experiment.
— Set the table.

synonyms: lay out, set up.

Dutch: inrichten, toebereiden

23 set

Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.

synonyms: adjust, correct.

Dutch: afstellen, gelijkzetten, instellen, stellen

24 set

Bear fruit.

synonym: fructify.

25 set

Arrange attractively.

synonyms: arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress.

Dutch: coifferen, kappen

adjective

1 set

usually followed by `to' or `for' On the point of or strongly disposed:
— We are set to go at any time.

synonyms: fit, primed.

Roget 43: joined etc. v.; joint; conjoint, conjunct; corporate, compact; hand in hand.    firm, fast, close, tight, taut, ... show more

Roget 253: sharp, keen; acute; acicular, aciform; aculeated, acuminated; pointed; tapering; conical, pyramidal; mucronate, mucronated; ... show more

2 set

Fixed and unmoving:
— With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare.
— His bearded face already has a set hollow look.

synonyms: fixed, rigid.

Roget 613: habitual; accustomary; prescriptive, accustomed etc. v.; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; consuetudinary; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, ... show more

3 set

Situated in a particular spot or position:
— A house set on a hilltop.

synonyms: located, placed, situated.

4 set

Set down according to a plan:
— A carefully laid table with places set for four people.

synonym: laid.

5 set

Being below the horizon.

6 set

Determined or decided upon as by an authority:
— The time set for the launching.

synonyms: determined, dictated.

7 set

Converted to solid form (as concrete).

synonym: hardened.


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