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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋsєtIŋ 〕


〔 ˊsetiŋ 〕

Overview of noun setting

The noun setting has 7 senses

  • setting, scene -- (the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story")

  • setting, background, scope -- (the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")

  • mise en scene, stage setting, setting -- (arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted)

  • context, circumstance, setting -- (the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context")

  • setting -- (the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat")

  • place setting, setting -- (a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware")

  • mount, setting -- (a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount")

Overview of verb set

The verb set has 25 senses

  • put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")

  • determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

  • specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")

  • set, mark -- (establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record")

  • set -- (put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire")

  • set -- (fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond")

  • fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (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")

  • set -- (set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments")

  • set, localize, localise, place -- (locate; "The film is set in Africa")

  • set, go down, go under -- (disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days")

  • arrange, set -- (adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music")

  • plant, set -- (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden")

  • set -- (apply or start; "set fire to a building")

  • jell, set, congeal -- (become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme")

  • typeset, set -- (set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics")

  • set -- (put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone")

  • set, countersink -- (insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink))

  • set -- (give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor)

  • sic, set -- (urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits")

  • place, put, set -- (estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.")

  • rig, set, set up -- (equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship")

  • set up, lay out, set -- (get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery")

  • adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")

  • fructify, set -- (bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify")

  • dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure -- (arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding")