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Definition of SETS

noun : SETS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press" ;

  • 4. (

    ) representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner" ;

  • 10. (

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

  • 11. (

    ) the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun" ;

  • 12. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries" ;

verb : SETS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 11. (

    ) adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music" ;

  • 12. (

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

  • 13. (

    ) apply or start; "set fire to a building" ;

  • 15. (

    ) set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics" ;

  • 16. (

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

  • 17. (

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

  • 18. (

    ) give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor ;

  • 19. (

    ) urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits" ;

  • 22. (

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

  • 23. (

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

Adjective : SETS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain" ;

  • 3. (

    ) situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank" ;

  • 4. (

    ) set down according to a plan; "a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern" ;

  • 5. (

    ) being below the horizon; "the moon is set" ;

  • 6. (

    ) determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching" ;


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