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English adjective: set

1. set (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed


SamplesIn no fit state to continue.
Fit to drop.
Laughing fit to burst.
She was fit to scream.
Primed for a fight.
We are set to go at any time.


Synonymsfit, primed


Similarready


Antonymsunready

2. set fixed and unmoving


SamplesWith eyes set in a fixed glassy stare.
His bearded face already has a set hollow look.
A face rigid with pain.


Synonymsfixed, rigid


Similarnonmoving, unmoving


Antonymsmoving

3. set situated in a particular spot or position


SamplesValuable centrally located urban land.
Strategically placed artillery.
A house set on a hilltop.
Nicely situated on a quiet riverbank.


Synonymslocated, placed, situated


Similarsettled


Antonymsunsettled

4. set set down according to a plan:


SamplesA carefully laid table with places set for four people.
Stones laid in a pattern.


Synonymslaid


Similararranged, ordered


Antonymsdisarranged

5. set being below the horizon


SamplesThe moon is set.


Similardown


Antonymsup

6. set determined or decided upon as by an authority


SamplesDate and place are already determined.
The dictated terms of surrender.
The time set for the launching.


Synonymsdetermined, dictated


Similarsettled


Antonymsunsettled

7. set converted to solid form (as concrete)


Synonymshardened


Similarhard


Antonymssoft


English noun: set

1. set (group) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used


SamplesA set of books.
A set of golf clubs.
A set of teeth.


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)brace, bracket, Cartesian product, chess set, choir, conjugation, consort, core, core group, dentition, field, field, field, intersection, join, manicure set, nucleus, octet, octette, pair, portfolio, product, quadruple, quadruplet, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, quintuple, quintuplet, score, septet, septette, sestet, sextet, sextette, singleton, suite, sum, synset, teeth, threescore, triad, trio, triple, triplet, union


Member holonymvolume

2. set (group) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols


SamplesThe set of prime numbers is infinite.


Broader (hypernym)abstract entity, abstraction


Narrower (hyponym)diagonal, domain, domain of a function, field, group, image, intersection, interval, locus, Mandelbrot set, mathematical group, mathematical space, null set, range, range of a function, root, solution, subset, topological space, universal set


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

3. set (act) several exercises intended to be done in series


SamplesHe did four sets of the incline bench press.


Synonymsexercise set


Broader (hypernym)exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

4. set (artifact) representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production


SamplesThe sets were meticulously authentic.


Synonymsstage set


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)scene, scenery


Part holonymset decoration


Part meronymmise en scene, setting, stage setting

5. set (group) an unofficial association of people or groups


SamplesThe smart set goes there.
They were an angry lot.


Synonymsband, circle, lot


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)camp, car pool, clique, cohort, company, confederacy, conspiracy, coterie, Four Hundred, horsey set, horsy set, ingroup, inner circle, jet set, pack, party

6. set (cognition) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way


SamplesThe set of his mind was obvious.


Synonymsbent


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

7. set (act) the act of putting something in position


SamplesHe gave a final set to his hat.


Broader (hypernym)emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning

8. set (time) a unit of play in tennis or squash


SamplesThey played two sets of tennis after dinner.


Broader (hypernym)period of play, play, playing period


Part holonymgame

9. set (process) the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization


SamplesThe hardening of concrete.
He tested the set of the glue.


Synonymscuring, hardening, solidification, solidifying


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)congealment, congelation


Part meronymplastination

10. Set (person) evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris


SynonymsSeth


Instance hypernymEgyptian deity

11. set (event) the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon


SamplesBefore the set of sun.


Broader (hypernym)descent

12. set (cognition) (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way


SamplesThe subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution.
His instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set.


Synonymsreadiness


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

13. set (artifact) any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals


SamplesThe early sets ran on storage batteries.


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Narrower (hyponym)receiver, receiving system, sender, transmitter


Part meronymcommunication equipment, communication system


English verb: set

1. set (contact) put into a certain place or abstract location


SamplesPut your things here.
Set the tray down.
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Place emphasis on a certain point.


ExamplesThey set the bags on the table


Synonymslay, place, pose, position, put


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)appose, arrange, barrel, bed, bottle, bucket, butt, clap, cock, coffin, cram, deposit, dispose, docket, emplace, emplace, enclose, ensconce, fix, glycerolise, glycerolize, ground, imbricate, inclose, insert, instal, install, intersperse, introduce, jar, juxtapose, ladle, lay, lay over, lean, load, lose, marshal, middle, mislay, misplace, misplace, nestle, parallelize, park, perch, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, place down, place upright, plant, plant, poise, posit, position, postpose, prepose, put back, put down, put down, put in, put in, rack up, recess, recline, replace, repose, repose, reposition, rest, rest, seat, seat, seat, seed, set, set, set down, set down, set up, set up, settle, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, situate, snuggle, sow, space, stand, stand up, step, stick in, stratify, superimpose, superpose, superpose, tee, tee up, throw, throw, thrust, trench, underlay, upend

2. set (cognition) fix conclusively or authoritatively


SamplesSet the rules.


Synonymsdetermine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Narrower (hyponym)assess, charge, date, filiate, format, identify, initialise, initialize, place, price, tax, value

3. set (communication) decide upon or fix definitely


SamplesFix the variables.
Specify the parameters.


Synonymsdefine, determine, fix, limit, specify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take


Narrower (hyponym)define, name, quantify, reset

4. set (communication) establish as the highest level or best performance


SamplesSet a record.


Synonymsmark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)establish, lay down, make

5. set (change) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state


SamplesSet the house afire.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)keynote, pitch

6. set (contact) fix in a border


SamplesThe goldsmith set the diamond.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

7. set (change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc


SamplesGet the children ready for school!.
Prepare for war.
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.


Synonymsfix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)brace, cram, crop, cultivate, fix, lay out, mount, poise, precondition, prime, provide, set, set up, socialise, socialize, summerise, summerize, winterise, winterize, work

8. set (change) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly


SamplesSet clocks or instruments.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Narrower (hyponym)advance, reset, set ahead

9. set (creation) locate


SamplesThe film is set in Africa.


Synonymslocalise, localize, place


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)present, represent, stage

10. set (motion) disappear beyond the horizon


SamplesThe sun sets early these days.


ExamplesThe moon will soon set


Synonymsgo down, go under


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsuprise, ascend, come up, rise

11. set (creation) adapt for performance in a different way


SamplesSet this poem to music.


ExamplesDid he set his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsarrange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, write


Narrower (hyponym)prearrange, put, table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate, transpose


Domain categorymusic

12. set (contact) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground


SamplesLet's plant flowers in the garden.


Synonymsplant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)afforest, bed, checkrow, dibble, forest, puddle, replant, root, tree

13. set (creation) apply or start


SamplesSet fire to a building.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, originate, start

14. set (change) become gelatinous


SamplesThe liquid jelled after we added the enzyme.


Synonymscongeal, jell


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)solidify

15. set (creation) set in type


SamplesMy book will be typeset nicely.
Set these words in italics.


Synonymstypeset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impress, print

16. set (contact) put into a position that will restore a normal state


SamplesSet a broken bone.


ExamplesDid he set his foot?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

17. set (contact) insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)


Synonymscountersink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bury, sink

18. set (contact) give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hone

19. set (competition) urge to attack someone


SamplesThe owner sicked his dogs on the intruders.
The shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits.


Synonymssic


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on

20. set (cognition) estimate


SamplesWe put the time of arrival at 8 P.M..


Synonymsplace, put


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

21. set (change) equip with sails or masts


SamplesRig a ship.


Synonymsrig, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

22. set (change) get ready for a particular purpose or event


SamplesSet up an experiment.
Set the table.
Lay out the tools for the surgery.


Synonymslay out, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up

23. set (change) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard


SamplesAdjust the clock, please.
Correct the alignment of the front wheels.


Synonymsadjust, correct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)align, attune, calibrate, citify, coordinate, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fine-tune, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, modulate, ordinate, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readjust, reconcile, regulate, reset, set, sharpen, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, time, trim, tune, tune, tune up, tune up, zero, zero, zero in

24. set (body) bear fruit


SamplesThe apple trees fructify.


Synonymsfructify


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce

25. set (body) arrange attractively


SamplesDress my hair for the wedding.


ExamplesThey set their hair


Synonymsarrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)bob, wave


Verb groupcurry, dress, groom









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