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set

set

 
 
pronunciation:
set
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
set in
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part of speech: verb
inflections: set, sets, setting
definition 1: to put in a particular position or location.
Rebecca set the glass on the table.
synonyms:
lay, place, put
similar words:
deposit, locate, pitch, position, 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 put in order or arrange in order to make ready for use.
Please set the table for lunch.
synonyms:
arrange, prepare
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
adapt, array, assemble, equip, fix, furnish, order, organize, pitch, prime
definition 4: to fix.
The library set a limit on the number of books people can borrow.
synonyms:
determine
similar words:
appoint, decide, define, establish
definition 5: to assign to perform a particular task.
Dad set us to washing the dishes.
synonyms:
appoint, assign
similar words:
charge, designate, direct, entrust, name
definition 6: to establish.
The manager set a goal for her workers.
synonyms:
establish, found, institute
similar words:
assess, create, impose, locate, pitch, place, root, start
definition 7: to position for proper operation.
Francis set the hands on the clock.
synonyms:
adjust, regulate
similar words:
adapt, arrange, fix, right
definition 8: to cause to be stiff or fixed in position.
He set his jaw in anger.
synonyms:
fix, tighten
similar words:
harden, steady
definition 9: to put back in place after being broken.
The doctor set Lee's broken leg and then put it in a cast.
similar words:
fix, join, knit, mend
definition 10: to be in a fixed state.
He was set in his ways.
synonyms:
tighten
similar words:
harden, root, steady, take root
definition 11: to go below the horizon; sink.
We will arrive before the sun sets.
synonyms:
drop, sink
similar words:
descend, dip, disappear, lower
definition 12: to become hard or solid.
This dessert will set when it is chilled.
synonyms:
harden
antonyms:
melt
similar words:
congeal, take, thicken
phrase: set in
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of related objects that are used together.
I bought a new set of tools.
 
synonyms:
kit, suite
similar words:
battery, collection, group, service, system
definition 2: the scenery for a play or movie.
The set for our play included a castle with hills in the background.
synonyms:
scenery
definition 3: a radio or television receiver.
We gathered around the TV set for our favorite show.
synonyms:
receiver
definition 4: a series of games that is the principal unit of a match in tennis. The player who wins the most sets wins the match.
definition 5: a group of points or numbers that are related to each other in some way.
The set of even numbers contains all whole numbers that can be divided by two.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: already decided; fixed.
We meet at a set time every day.
antonyms:
changing, fresh, original, variable
similar words:
arranged, rigid, settled
definition 2: not willing to change.
She is set in her ideas.
synonyms:
rigid, steadfast
antonyms:
varying
similar words:
fixed, inflexible, narrow, obstinate, stubborn
definition 3: prepared; ready.
Are you all set to leave?
synonyms:
prepared, ready
similar words:
game, primed
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