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'set' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'set'
1. (usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed
we are set to go at any time
2. fixed and unmoving
with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
his bearded face already has a set hollow look
3. situated in a particular spot or position
a house set on a hilltop
4. set down according to a plan
a carefully laid table with places set for four people
5. being below the horizon
the moon is set
6. determined or decided upon as by an authority
the time set for the launching
7. converted to solid form (as concrete)

'set' - used as a noun
8. evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
9. 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
10. a badger's burrow
11. (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
the set of prime numbers is infinite
12. several exercises intended to be done in series
he did four sets of the incline bench press
13. representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
the sets were meticulously authentic
14. an unofficial association of people or groups
the smart set goes there
15. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
the set of his mind was obvious
16. the act of putting something in position
he gave a final set to his hat
17. a unit of play in tennis or squash
they played two sets of tennis after dinner
18. the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
he tested the set of the glue
19. the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
before the set of sun
20. (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
21. any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
the early sets ran on storage batteries

'set' - used as a verb
22. put into a certain place or abstract location
Set the tray down
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
23. fix conclusively or authoritatively
set the rules
24. decide upon or fix definitely
25. establish as the highest level or best performance
set a record
26. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
set the house afire
27. fix in a border
The goldsmith set the diamond
28. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
29. set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
set clocks or instruments
30. locate
The film is set in Africa
31. disappear beyond the horizon
the sun sets early these days
32. adapt for performance in a different way
set this poem to music
33. put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
34. apply or start
set fire to a building
35. become gelatinous
36. set in type
set these words in italics
37. put into a position that will restore a normal state
set a broken bone
38. insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
39. give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
40. Urge an attack or chase, esp. a dog to attack someone
41. estimate
42. equip with sails or masts
43. get ready for a particular purpose or event
set up an experiment
set the table
44. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
45. bear fruit
46. arrange attractively

derived forms
1. Set / Plural
sets
2. Set / Past
set
3. Set / Third Person
sets
4. Set / Present Participle
setting
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