Definition of SETTING

noun : SETTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : SETTING

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" ;