- set as a noun:
- 9 Set
- 10 set
- 13 as a verb:
- 25 as an adjective:
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
Dutch: ensemble, set
mathematics An abstract collection of numbers or symbols.
Dutch: groep, verzameling
Polish: mnogość, zbiór
Several exercises intended to be done in series:
— He did four sets of the incline bench press.
synonym: exercise 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.
An unofficial association of people or groups:
— The smart set goes there.
Dutch: groep, kring
Polish: grono, koło, krąg
A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way:
— The set of his mind was obvious.
The act of putting something in position.
A unit of play in tennis or squash.
The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization:
— He tested the set of the glue.
Evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris.
The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon.
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.
Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals.
Polish: sprzęt radiowo-telewizyjny, sprzęt RTV, rtv, RTV
Put into a certain place or abstract location:
— Set the tray down.
— Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Dutch: brengen, neerzetten, plaatsen, stellen, zetten
Fix conclusively or authoritatively:
— Set the rules.
Dutch: bepalen, stellen, vaststellen
Establish as the highest level or best performance:
— Set a record.
Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.
Dutch: aanpassen, bepalen
Fix in a border.
Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
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
Dutch: bereiden, klaarmaken, opmaken, opzetten, prepareren, voorbereiden
Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly.
Disappear beyond the horizon:
— The sun sets early these days.
Dutch: ondergaan, opdragen, zetten
Adapt for performance in a different way:
— Set this poem to music.
Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground.
Dutch: dekken, inplanten, planten
Apply or start.
Set in type:
— My book will be typeset nicely.
— Set these words in italics.
Put into a position that will restore a normal state.
Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink).
Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.
Urge to attack someone.
Get ready for a particular purpose or event:
— Set up an experiment.
— Set the table.
Dutch: inrichten, toebereiden
Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
Dutch: afstellen, gelijkzetten, instellen, stellen
usually followed by `to' or `for' On the point of or strongly disposed:
— We are set to go at any time.
Fixed and unmoving:
— With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare.
— His bearded face already has a set hollow look.
Situated in a particular spot or position:
— A house set on a hilltop.
Set down according to a plan:
— A carefully laid table with places set for four people.
Being below the horizon.
Determined or decided upon as by an authority:
— The time set for the launching.
Converted to solid form (as concrete).
Moby thesaurus: A to Z, A to izzard, Brownian movement, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Zeitgeist, abet, accepted, accommodate, accord, accretion, acrid, aculeate, acuminate, acute, adapt, address, adhere, adherence, adhesion ... show more.
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