Definitions of set in various dictionaries:
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
several exercises intended to be done in series
representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
an unofficial association of people or groups
a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
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
evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout
the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
put into a certain place or abstract location
fix conclusively or authoritatively
decide upon or fix definitely
establish as the highest level or best performance
put into a certain state
fix in a border
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
disappear beyond the horizon
adapt for performance in a different way
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
apply or start
set in type
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
equip with sails or masts
get ready for a particular purpose or event
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
fixed and unmoving
situated in a particular spot or position
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
converted to solid form (as concrete)
To put in a specified position; place: set a book on a table.
To put into a specified state: set the prisoner at liberty.
To put into a stable position: set the fence post into a bed of concrete.
To fix firmly or in an immobile manner: He set his jaw and concentrated on flying the plane through the storm.
To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken: set a broken arm.
To adj ust for proper functioning.
To adj ust (a saw) by deflecting the teeth.
To spread open to the wind: set the sails.
To adj ust according to a standard.
To adj ust (an instrument) to a specific point or calibration: set an alarm clock.
To arrange properly for use: set a place for a dinner guest; set a table.
To apply equipment, such as curlers and clips, to (hair) in order to style.
To arrange (type) into words and sentences preparatory to printing; compose.
To transpose into type.
To compose (music) to fit a given text.
To write (words) to fit a given melodic line.
To arrange scenery on (a theater stage).
To prescribe the unfolding of (a scene) in a specific place: a play that is set in Venice.
To prescribe or establish: set a precedent.
To prescribe as a time for: set June 6 as the day of the invasion.
To detail or assign (someone) to a particular duty, service, or station: set the child to cleaning the closets; set guards around the perimeter.
To incite to hostile action: a war that set families against one another.
To establish as the highest level of performance: set a world aviation record.
To establish as a model: A parent must set a good example for the children.
To put in a mounting; mount: set an emerald in a pendant.
To apply jewels to; stud: a tiara that was set with diamonds.
To cause to sit.
To put (a hen) on eggs for the purpose of hatching them.
To put (eggs) beneath a hen or in an incubator.
To position (oneself) in such a way as to be ready to start running a race.
To value or regard something at the rate of: She sets a great deal by good nutrition.
To fix at a given amount: The judge set bail for the defendant at $50,000.
To make as an estimate of worth: We set a high value on human life.
To point to the location of (game) by holding a fixed attitude.
To produce, as after pollination: set seed.
To prepare (a trap) for catching prey.
To fix (a hook) firmly into a fish’s jaw.
To disappear below the horizon: The sun set at seven that evening.
To diminish or decline; wane.
To sit on eggs.
To become fixed; harden.
To become permanent.
To become whole; knit.
To mature or develop, as after pollination.
To sit: “If Emmett drives, I could set up front” (Bobbie Ann Mason).
To position oneself preparatory to an action, such as running a race.
Fixed or established by agreement: a set time for the launching.
Established by convention: followed set procedures for filing a grievance.
Established deliberately; intentional: Our set purpose is to win the conflict.
Fixed and rigid: “His bearded face already has a set, hollow look” (Conor Cruise O’Brien).
Unwilling or very reluctant to change: He is set in his ways.
Intent and determined: “He is dead set against rushing abroad to build a plant” (Fortune).
Ready: We are set to leave early tomorrow morning.
The act or process of setting.
The condition resulting from setting.
The manner in which something is positioned: the set of her cap.
A permanent firming or hardening of a substance, as by cooling.
The deflection of the teeth of a saw.
The carriage or bearing of a part of the body.
A particular psychological state, usually that of anticipation or preparedness: “The mental set of an audience is crucial to his performance” (Psychology Today).
A descent below the horizon.
The direction or course of wind or water.
A seedling, slip, or cutting that is ready for planting.
The act of arranging hair by waving and curling it.
To reserve for a specific use.
To make noticeable: character traits that set her apart.
To separate and reserve for a special purpose.
To discard or reject.
To declare invalid; annul or overrule: The court has set aside the conviction.
To slow down the progress of; hinder.
To cost: That coat set me back $1,000.
To cause to sit; seat: Set the baby down here.
To put in writing; record: We set down the facts.
To regard; consider: Just set him down as a sneak.
To assign to a cause; attribute: Let’s set the error down to inexperience.
To land (an aircraft): The pilot set the plane down hard.
To present for consideration; propose: set forth a sound plan.
To express in words: She has set forth her ideas.
To insert: set in the sleeve of a gown.
To begin to happen or be apparent: “Evening was setting in as I took the road over Mountain Top” (Charles Siebert).
To move toward the shore.
To give rise to; cause to occur: set off a chemical reaction.
To cause to explode: set off a bomb.
To indicate as being different; distinguish: features setting him off from the crowd.
To direct attention to by contrast; accentuate: set off a passage with italics.
To start on a journey: set off for Europe.
To begin an earnest attempt; undertake: He set out to understand why the plan had failed.
To lay out systematically and graphically: set out a terrace.
To display for exhibition or sale.
To plant: set out seedlings.
To start a journey: She set out at dawn for town.
To begin working energetically; start in.
To begin fighting.
To place in an upright position.
To elevate; raise.
To raise in authority or power; invest with power: They set the general up as a dictator.
To put (oneself) forward as; claim to be: He has set himself up as an authority on the English language.
To assemble and erect: set up a new machine.
To establish; found: set up a charity.
To cause: They set up howls of protest over new taxes.
To establish in business by providing capital, equipment, or other backing.
To treat (someone) to drinks.
To pay for (drinks).
To stimulate or exhilarate: a victory that really set the team up.
To lay plans for: set up a kidnapping.
To put (someone else) into a compromising situation by deceit or trickery: Swindlers have set me up.
To cause to ignite and burn.
To begin a voyage on water.
To go at a speed that other competitors attempt to match or surpass.
Originally set meant “to cause (something) to sit,” so that it is now in most cases a transitive verb : She sets the book on the table.
A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used: a chess set.
A group of books or periodicals published as a unit.
A number of couples required for participation in a square dance.
The movements constituting a square dance.
The scenery constructed for a theatrical performance.
The entire enclosure in which a movie is filmed; the sound stage.
A session of music, typically dance music, played before an intermission.
The music so played.
The collective receiving apparatus assembled to operate a radio or television.
A collection of distinct elements having specific common properties: a set of positive integers.
A group of tennis games constituting one division or unit of a match.
An offensive formation.
verb - to put in a particular position