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Set Definition

(noun)

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an unofficial association of people or groups


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the smart set goes there

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(verb)

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get ready for a particular purpose or event


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set up an experiment

set the table

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(noun)

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several exercises intended to be done in series


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he did four sets of the incline bench press

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(noun)

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representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production


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the sets were meticulously authentic

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(noun)

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a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way


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the set of his mind was obvious

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(verb)

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disappear beyond the horizon


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the sun sets early these days

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(verb)

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decide upon or fix definitely

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(verb)

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

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(verb)

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establish as the highest level or best performance


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set a record

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(verb)

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urge to attack someone

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(adjective)

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set down according to a plan


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a carefully laid table with places set for four people

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(adjective)

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


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we are set to go at any time

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(adjective)

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converted to solid form (as concrete)

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(verb)

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make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

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(adjective)

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determined or decided upon as by an authority


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the time set for the launching

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(verb)

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equip with sails or masts

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(verb)

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

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(verb)

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locate


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The film is set in Africa

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(adjective)

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fixed and unmoving


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with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare

his bearded face already has a set hollow look

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(verb)

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put into a certain place or abstract location

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(verb)

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adapt for performance in a different way


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set this poem to music

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(noun)

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(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way


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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

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(verb)

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become gelatinous

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(adjective)

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situated in a particular spot or position


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a house set on a hilltop

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(verb)

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fix conclusively or authoritatively


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set the rules

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(noun)

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evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

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(verb)

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arrange attractively

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(verb)

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alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

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(verb)

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estimate

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(noun)

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the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization


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he tested the set of the glue

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(verb)

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bear fruit

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(verb)

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set in type


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My book will be typeset nicely

set these words in italics

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(noun)

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a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used


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a set of books

a set of golf clubs

a set of teeth

(noun)

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any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals


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the early sets ran on storage batteries

(verb)

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apply or start


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set fire to a building

(noun)

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a unit of play in tennis or squash


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they played two sets of tennis after dinner

(adjective)

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being below the horizon


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the moon is set

(verb)

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fix in a border


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The goldsmith set the diamond

(verb)

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give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

(noun)

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(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols


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the set of prime numbers is infinite

(verb)

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put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state


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set the house afire

(verb)

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put into a position that will restore a normal state


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set a broken bone

(verb)

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set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly


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set clocks or instruments

(noun)

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the act of putting something in position


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he gave a final set to his hat

(noun)

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the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon


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before the set of sun