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Related / Similar Words: exercise set, stage set, readiness, bent, circle, band, lot, Set, Seth, hardening, solidifying, solidification, curing, dress, arrange, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, fructify, adjust, correct, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, lay out, rig, jell, congeal, place, put, determine, specify, limit, mark, sic, pose, position, lay, countersink, plant, localize, localise, go down, go under, hardened, fixed, rigid, laid, located, placed, situated, determined, dictated


  • several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press";
  • the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat";
  • any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries";
  • representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic";
  • (psychology) a temporary readiness 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";
  • a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious";
  • the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun";
  • a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth";
  • (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite";
  • an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot";
  • evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris;
  • the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue";
  • a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner";
  • arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding";
  • bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify";
  • alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels";
  • set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments";
  • put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire";
  • make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill";
  • get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery";
  • equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship";
  • become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme";
  • estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.";
  • fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules";
  • decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters";
  • establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record";
  • urge a dog to attack someone;
  • give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor;
  • put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point";
  • insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink);
  • put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let''s plant flowers in the garden";
  • fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond";
  • put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone";
  • apply or start; "set fire to a building";
  • adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music";
  • locate; "The film is set in Africa";
  • disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days";
  • converted to solid form (as concrete);
  • fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O''Brien; "a face rigid with pain";
  • set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern";
  • situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank";
  • determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching";

    See Also: advance, set ahead, cancel, offset, set off, set up, lay out, trip, actuate, trigger, activate, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, assign, specify, set apart, allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, incite, instigate, stir up, range, array, set out, drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge, set back, knock back, put back, rig, ensnare, entrap, frame, disembark, debark, assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together, raise, erect, rear, put up, arrange, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put off, replace, land, bring down, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand, put on, apply, post, lay, repose, communicate, pass on, pass, put across


    Hyponyms: receiver, receiving system, transmitter, sender, scenery, scene, dentition, teeth, singleton, pair, brace, trio, triad, triplet, quartet, quartette, quadruplet, quintet, quintette, sextet, sextette, sestet, septet, septette, octet, octette, chess set, manicure set, union, sum, join, intersection, product, cartesian product, field, bracket, conjugation, suite, choir, consort, core, nucleus, core group, score, threescore, synset, interval, group, mathematical group, locus, subset, null set, Mandelbrot set, mathematical space, topological space, solution, root, diagonal, domain, car pool, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp, cohort, conspiracy, confederacy, Four Hundred, horsy set, horsey set, jet set, party, company, congealment, congelation, bob, wave, proportion, modulate, temper, tune, tune up, calibrate, graduate, fine-tune, time, trim, zero, zero in, readjust, reset, attune, regulate, focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen, synchronize, synchronise, sync, pressurize, pressurise, depressurize, depressurise, decompress, match, fit, plumb, align, ordinate, coordinate, harmonize, harmonise, reconcile, linearize, linearise, justify, citify, advance, set ahead, pitch, keynote, socialize, socialise, provide, cram, precondition, fix, mount, set up, lay out, winterize, winterise, summerize, summerise, prime, cultivate, crop, work, poise, identify, place, date, value, filiate, format, charge, initialize, initialise, tax, assess, price, quantify, name, define, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce, docket, cock, postpose, prepose, step, replace, put back, stratify, plant, intersperse, nestle, snuggle, pile, arrange, superimpose, superpose, lay over, park, ensconce, settle, emplace, ship, underlay, trench, pigeonhole, shelve, jar, repose, stick, put forward, sign, middle, parallelize, butt, recess, reposition, throw, thrust, tee, tee up, rack up, coffin, bed, appose, set down, put down, place down, sow, sough, seed, misplace, juxtapose, bottle, bucket, barrel, ground, pillow, rest, mislay, lose, upend, seat, sit, sit down, lay, stand, stand up, place upright, recline, install, instal, situate, posit, deposit, ladle, lean, clap, perch, load, siphon, position, glycerolize, glycerolise, space, marshal, settle down, imbricate, puddle, checkrow, dibble, afforest, forest, replant, prearrange, put, transpose, tabularize, tabularise, tabulate


    Grouped Verbs: dress, groom, curry


    Part Meronyms: communication system, communication equipment, mise en scene, stage setting, setting, plastination


    Derivational Morphology: plant, localize, localise, place, put, pose, position, lay, set up, lay out, fix, prepare, ready, gear up, specify, determine, limit, cure, jell, congeal, solidify, harden, indurate, hairdo, hair style, coiffure, arrangement, fructification, fruit, adjustment, registration, readjustment, adjuster, adjustor, claims adjuster, claims adjustor, claim agent, setting, readiness, preparation, readying, preparedness, place setting, rig, rigging, rigger, tackle, congealment, congelation, hardening, solidifying, solidification, curing, bent, decision, determination, conclusion, terminus ad quem, terminal point, bounds, boundary, determiner, determinative, determinant, determining factor, causal factor, bell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home run, placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement, rotary actuator, positioner, space, blank space, topographic point, spot, countersink, flora, plant life, planter, planting, mount, arranger, adapter, transcriber, localization, localisation, venue, locale, locus


    Anagrams: EST


    Language Translations:
    Danish: gå ned and mængde and samling and sætte   Dutch: ondergaan and set and verzameling and zetten  
    Esperanto: ensemblo and meti and subiri   Finnish: asettaa and joukko and laskea and sarja  
    French: coucher and ensemble and jeu and mettre   German: Menge and Set and setzen and untergehen  
    Greek: σύνολο and σειρά and βάζω   Hebrew: להניח and לשקוע  
    Hungarian: halmaz   Icelandic: mengi  
    Italian: deporre and insieme   Japanese: セットする  
    Korean: 두다   Latin: pono  
    Latvian: komplekts and kopa   Norwegian: putte  
    Portuguese: conjunto   Russian: множество and набор  
    Slovene: množica and postaviti and zaiti   Spanish: batería and conjunto and poner  
    Swedish: gå ned and mängd and sätta   Vietnamese: bộ and lặn and tập hợp and để  
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