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set

 
pronunciation:
set
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
set about, set in, set up, dead set against
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: set, sets, setting
definition 1: to put in a particular position or location.
synonyms:
lay, place, posit, put
similar words:
deposit, locate, pitch, position, rest, site, situate, station, stick
definition 2: to put into a particular state.
They set the wild bird free.
synonyms:
make, put
similar words:
drive, fix, lay, place, throw
definition 3: to equip or arrange so as to make ready for use.
Please set the table for lunch.
synonyms:
arrange, lay, prepare
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
adapt, array, assemble, equip, fix, furnish, order, organize, pitch, prime, spread
definition 4: to style (hair) by using curlers, chemical preparations, and related items.
similar words:
curl, perm, style
definition 5: to determine; fix.
The market sets the price on these items.Her mother set a limit on her spending.
synonyms:
determine, fix, prescribe
similar words:
appoint, assign, decide, define, establish, pitch
definition 6: to appoint to perform a particular task.
She set the children to washing the dishes.
synonyms:
appoint, assign
similar words:
allocate, charge, designate, direct, entrust, name, relegate
definition 7: to establish.
The manager set a goal for the employees.
synonyms:
assign, establish, fix, found, institute
similar words:
assess, create, impose, locate, pitch, place, root, start
definition 8: to adjust for proper operation or accuracy.
He set the timing on the engine.
synonyms:
adjust, align, regulate
similar words:
adapt, arrange, calibrate, fix, right
definition 9: to put gems or the like on; stud.
The pendant was set with jewels.
synonyms:
stud
similar words:
adorn, bedeck, bejewel, embed, ornament
definition 10: to cause to be rigid or fixed in position.
He set his jaw in anger.
synonyms:
fix, rigidify, stiffen, tighten
similar words:
firm, harden, solidify, steady
definition 11: to put (a broken bone) back in place.
similar words:
fix, join, knit, mend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to go below the horizon; sink.
We will arrive before the sun sets.
synonyms:
drop, sink
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
descend, dip, disappear, go down, lower
definition 2: to be in a fixed or rigid state.
synonyms:
fix, rigidify, stiffen, tighten
similar words:
firm, harden, root, steady, take root
definition 3: to become hard or solid.
This dessert sets when it is chilled.
synonyms:
firm, harden, solidify, stiffen
antonyms:
melt
similar words:
cement, coagulate, cohere, concrete, congeal, fix, take, thicken
definition 4: of a hen, to sit on eggs.
synonyms:
brood
similar words:
sit
phrase: set about
phrase: set in
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of related objects that are used together.
a set of wrenches
 
synonyms:
kit, suite
similar words:
battery, collection, group, service, system
definition 2: a group of works, usu. by one author and sold as a unit.
synonyms:
collection
definition 3: the scenery that provides the background for a theatrical performance or movie.
synonyms:
scenery, setting
definition 4: a radio or television receiver.
synonyms:
receiver
definition 5: bearing; posture.
the set of her facial expression
synonyms:
bearing, cast, poise, port, posture
similar words:
pose
definition 6: in tennis, a series of games classed as the principal unit of a match, with the winner of most sets winning the match.
definition 7: in math, a collection of points, numbers, or objects that satisfy a given condition and thus become a class.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: already established; fixed.
We meet at a set time every day.We have a set procedure for handling this kind of problem."How do you do?" is a set expression.
synonyms:
definite, fixed, prearranged
antonyms:
changing, fresh, original, unspecified, variable
similar words:
arranged, rigid, settled, specified
definition 2: of a person, rigid; unchanging.
She is set in her ideas.He is set in his ways.
synonyms:
firm, immovable, iron, obdurate, rigid, steadfast, unyielding
antonyms:
changeable, flexible, varying
similar words:
fixed, hardened, inflexible, narrow, obstinate, stubborn
definition 3: prepared; ready.
Are you all set to leave?
synonyms:
prepared, ready
antonyms:
unprepared
similar words:
armed, game, prepped, primed, ripe
phrase: set up
phrase: dead set against
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