[set] or [sɛt]


(noun.) several exercises intended to be done in series; 'he did four sets of the incline bench press'.

(noun.) the act of putting something in position; 'he gave a final set to his hat'.

(noun.) any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; 'the early sets ran on storage batteries'.

(noun.) (psychology) being temporarily ready 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'.

(noun.) the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; 'before the set of sun'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; 'the set of prime numbers is infinite'.

(noun.) an unofficial association of people or groups; 'the smart set goes there'; 'they were an angry lot'.

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

(noun.) a unit of play in tennis or squash; 'they played two sets of tennis after dinner'.

(verb.) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; 'set clocks or instruments'.

(verb.) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; 'set the house afire'.

(verb.) establish as the highest level or best performance; 'set a record'.

(verb.) give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.

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

(verb.) fix in a border; 'The goldsmith set the diamond'.

(verb.) locate; 'The film is set in Africa'.

(verb.) disappear beyond the horizon; 'the sun sets early these days'.

(verb.) apply or start; 'set fire to a building'.

(verb.) put into a position that will restore a normal state; 'set a broken bone'.

(adj.) being below the horizon; 'the moon is set' .

格雷戈里录入--From WordNet


(imp. & p. p.) of Set

(v. t.) To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.

(v. t.) Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.

(v. t.) To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.

(v. t.) To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.

(v. t.) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.

(v. t.) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.

(v. t.) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.

(v. t.) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.

(v. t.) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.

(v. t.) To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.

(v. t.) To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.

(v. t.) To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.

(v. t.) To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.

(v. t.) To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.

(v. t.) To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.

(v. t.) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.

(v. t.) To stake at play; to wager; to risk.

(v. t.) To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.

(v. t.) To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.

(v. t.) To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.

(v. t.) To value; to rate; -- with at.

(v. t.) To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs.

(v. t.) To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.

(v. t.) To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.

(v. t.) To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.

(v. i.) To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end.

(v. i.) To fit music to words.

(v. i.) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.

(v. i.) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well (i. e., not blasted in the blossom).

(v. i.) To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.

(v. i.) To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.

(v. i.) To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.

(v. i.) To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now followed by out.

(v. i.) To indicate the position of game; -- said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.

(v. i.) To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now followed by out.

(v. i.) To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.

(a.) Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance.

(a.) Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.

(a.) Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.

(a.) Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.

(a.) Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.

(n.) The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination.

(n.) That which is set, placed, or fixed.

(n.) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.

(n.) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.

(n.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.

(n.) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set.

(n.) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an intervening piece.

(n.) A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.

(n.) A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.

(n.) A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.

(n.) Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.

(n.) In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.

(n.) The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw, which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an opening, wider than the blade.

(n.) A young oyster when first attached.

(n.) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.

(n.) A series of as many games as may be necessary to enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce set, and decided by an application of the rules for playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.

(n.) That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.



v. a. [1]. Put, place, plant, station, locate, pitch (as a tent).[2]. Fix, establish, settle, determine, appoint, assign.[3]. Stake, wager, risk.[4]. Regulate, adjust, adapt.[5]. Stud, variegate, adorn.[6]. Sharpen, bring to an edge.[7]. Replace (as a broken bone).

v. n. [1]. Decline, sink, go down (as the sun).[2]. Concrete, become hard.[3]. Flow, run, tend, move on.

a. [1]. Regular, formal, established, prescribed.[2]. Firm, unyielding, obstinate.

n. [1]. Suit, assortment.[2]. Group, CLIQUE, school, class, sect, party, gang, crew, knot, squad, pack, cluster, COTERIE, company.



SYN:Seat, place, locate, situate, settle, fix, build, rest, establish, ground,perpetuate, stabilitate, confirm, strengthen, determine, appoint, assign, cast,risk, wager, surround, bedeck, garnish, stud

ANT:Remove, disestablish, lift, raise, transfer, uproot, eradicate, unfix,disperse, discard, unsettle, demolish, destroy, weaken, loosen, detach,misarrange, misdetermine, denude, divest

SYN:Sink, settle, subside, decline, compose, consolidate, harden

ANT:Rise, ascend, soar, mount, stir, agitate, loosen, run, soften, melt, mollify,fuse, flow



adj. fixed: firm: determined: regular: established: having reached the full growth: (B.) seated.—n. a number of things similar or suited to each other set or used together: a group of games played together: the full number of eggs set under a hen: the couples that take part in a square dance also the movements in a country-dance or quadrille: a number of persons associated: direction drift tendency: act of setting: a young plant ready for setting out a cutting slip: the appearance of young oysters in a district in any season: a mine or set of mines on lease a distance set off for excavation a system of pumps in a mine (also Sett): a tool for dressing forged iron: any permanent change of shape or bias of mind: fit way in which a dress hangs: the pattern of a tartan &c.: bearing carriage build.—n. Set′-square a triangular piece of wood having one of its angles a right angle used in mechanical drawing.—Set fair a barometric indication of steady fair weather; Set piece a piece of theatrical scenery with a supporting framework as distinguished from a side-scene or drop-scene; Set speech a speech carefully premeditated.

v.t. to make to sit: to place: to fix: to put in a condition for use to make ready to arrange prepare furnish draw up: to render motionless: to determine beforehand: to obstruct: to plant place so as to promote growth: to place a brooding fowl on a nest containing eggs: to fix in metal: to put and fix in its proper place as a broken limb &c.: to assign as a price: to sharpen: to spread as sails: to pitch as a tune: to adapt music to: to frame mount or adorn with something fixed: to stud: to point as a dog: to accompany part or the whole of the way: (Scot.) to let to a tenant: to compose put into type: (prov.) to become as a dress &c.—v.i. to sink below the horizon: to decline: to become fixed: to congeal: to begin the growth of fruit: to have a certain direction in motion: to acquire a set or bend: to point out game: to apply (one's self):—pr.p. set′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. set.—n. Set′-back a check to progress: an overflow.—adj. Set-by′ (Scot.) proud reserved.—ns. Set′-down a rebuke snubbing; Set′-off a claim set up against another: a counterbalance: an ornament; Set′-out preparations: a display of dishes dress &c.: a company clique; Set′-to a conflict in boxing argument &c.; Set′-up bearing of a person.—adj. hilarious tipsy.—Set about to begin; Set abroach to tap and leave running: to give publicity to; Set against to oppose; Set agoing to make begin to move; Set apart to separate from the rest to reserve: (B.) to promote; Set aside to put away to omit or reject; Set at ease to quiet content; Set at naught (see Naught); Set at work to put to a task; Set before to put in front of one; Set by to put aside: (B.) to value or esteem; Set by the compass to note the bearing by the compass; Set down to lay on the ground: to put down in writing: to fix in one's mind: to attribute charge: to lay down authoritatively: to give a severe rebuke to; Set eyes on to see fix one's eyes on; Set forth to exhibit display: to praise recommend: to publish: (B.) to set off to advantage: to set out on a journey; Set forward (B.) to further promote; Set free to release put at liberty; Set in to put in the way: to begin; Set in order to adjust or arrange; Set little much &c. by to regard esteem little much &c.; Set off to adorn: to place against as an equivalent; Set on (B.) to attack; Set on or upon to instigate: to employ: to fix upon: (B.) to attack; Set one's face to turn one's self resolutely towards; Set one's hand to to sign; Set one's self to bend one's energies toward anything; Set one's self against to discountenance oppose; Set one's teeth to set one's teeth together as in a strong resolution; Set on fire to apply fire; Set on foot to set agoing to start; Set out to mark off to assign: (Bacon) to publish to adorn: to equip to furnish: to recommend: to prove: to start; Set over to appoint as ruler over; Set sail (see Sail); Set the fashion to lead or establish the fashion; Set the teeth on edge (see Edge); Set to to affix: to apply one's self; Set up to erect to exalt: to begin: to enable to begin: to place in view: (print.) to put in type: to begin a new course: to make pretensions.





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