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English noun: setting

1. setting (location) the context and environment in which something is set

SamplesThe perfect setting for a ghost story.


Broader (hypernym)environment, environs, surround, surroundings

Narrower (hyponym)scenario

2. setting (state) the state of the environment in which a situation exists

SamplesYou can't do that in a university setting.

Synonymsbackground, scope

Broader (hypernym)environment

Narrower (hyponym)canvas, canvass, show window, showcase

3. setting (artifact) arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Synonymsmise en scene, stage setting

Broader (hypernym)stage

Part holonymflat, prop, property, set, stage set

4. setting (state) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

SamplesThe historical context.

Synonymscircumstance, context

Broader (hypernym)environment

Narrower (hyponym)conditions, conditions

5. setting (location) the physical position of something

SamplesHe changed the setting on the thermostat.

Broader (hypernym)place, position

6. setting (artifact) a table service for one person

SamplesA place setting of sterling flatware.

Synonymsplace setting

Broader (hypernym)service, table service

7. setting (artifact) a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place

SamplesThe diamond was in a plain gold mount.


Broader (hypernym)mounting

Narrower (hyponym)pave

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