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setting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Set  \Set\  (s[e^]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Set};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Setting}.]  [OE.  setten,  AS  setton;  akin  to  OS  settian 
  OFries  setta,  D.  zetten  OHG.  sezzen  G.  setzen,  Icel. 
  setja,  Sw  s["a]tta,  Dan.  s?tte,  Goth.  satjan;  causative  from 
  the  root  of  E.  sit  [root]154.  See  {Sit},  and  cf  {Seize}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  I  do  set  my  bow  in  the  cloud.  --Gen.  ix  13. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  attach  or  affix  something  to  something  else, 
  or  in  or  upon  a  certain  place 
 
  Set  your  affection  on  things  above.  --Col.  iii.  2. 
 
  The  Lord  set  a  mark  upon  Cain.  --Gen.  iv  15. 
 
  3.  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 
 
  The  Lord  thy  God  will  set  thee  on  high.  --Deut. 
  xxviii.  1. 
 
  I  am  come  to  set  a  man  at  variance  against  his 
  father,  and  the  daughter  against  her  mother.  --Matt. 
  x.  35. 
 
  Every  incident  sets  him  thinking.  --Coleridge. 
 
  4.  To  fix  firmly;  to  make  fast  permanent,  or  stable;  to 
  render  motionless;  to  give  an  unchanging  place  form  or 
  condition  to  Specifically: 
  a  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. 
 
  They  show  how  hard  they  are  set  in  this 
  particular.  --Addison. 
  b  To  fix  beforehand;  to  determine;  hence  to  make 
  unyielding  or  obstinate;  to  render  stiff,  unpliant  or 
  rigid;  as  to  set  one's  countenance. 
 
  His  eyes  were  set  by  reason  of  his  age.  --1 
  Kings  xiv.  4. 
 
  On  these  three  objects  his  heart  was  set 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Make  my  heart  as  a  millstone,  set  my  face  as  a 
  flint.  --Tennyson. 
  c  To  fix  in  the  ground,  as  a  post  or  a  tree;  to  plant; 
  as  to  set  pear  trees  in  an  orchard. 
  d  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. 
 
  And  him  too  rich  a  jewel  to  be  set  In  vulgar 
  metal  for  a  vulgar  use  --Dryden. 
  e  To  render  stiff  or  solid;  especially,  to  convert  into 
  curd;  to  curdle;  as  to  set  milk  for  cheese. 
 
  5.  To  put  into  a  desired  position  or  condition;  to  adjust  to 
  regulate;  to  adapt.  Specifically: 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Setting  \Set"ting\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  or  that  which  sets;  as  the  setting 
  of  type  or  of  gems;  the  setting  of  the  sun;  the  setting 
  (hardening)  of  moist  plaster  of  Paris;  the  setting  set 
  of  a  current. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  marking  the  position  of  game,  as  a  setter  does 
  also  hunting  with  a  setter.  --Boyle. 
 
  3.  Something  set  in  or  inserted. 
 
  Thou  shalt  set  in  it  settings  of  stones.  --Ex. 
  xxviii.  17. 
 
  4.  That  in  which  something  as  a  gem,  is  set  as  the  gold 
  setting  of  a  jeweled  pin. 
 
  {Setting  coat}  (Arch.),  the  finishing  or  last  coat  of 
  plastering  on  walls  or  ceilings. 
 
  {Setting  dog},  a  setter.  See  {Setter},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Setting  pole},  a  pole,  often  iron-pointed,  used  for  pushing 
  boats  along  in  shallow  water. 
 
  {Setting  rule}.  (Print.)  A  composing  rule 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  setting 
  adj  :  (of  a  heavenly  body)  disappearing  below  the  horizon;  "the 
  setting  sun"  [ant:  {rising}] 
  n  1:  the  context  and  environment  in  which  something  is  set:  "the 
  perfect  setting  for  a  ghost  story"  [syn:  {scene}] 
  2:  the  state  of  the  environment  in  which  a  situation  exists; 
  "you  can't  do  that  in  a  university  setting"  [syn:  {background}, 
  {scope}] 
  3:  the  arrangement  of  scenery  and  properties  to  represent  the 
  place  where  a  play  or  movie  is  enacted  [syn:  {mise  en 
  scene},  {stage  setting}] 
  4:  the  physical  position  of  something  "he  changed  the  setting 
  on  the  thermostat" 
  5:  a  table  service  for  one  person;  "a  place  setting  of  sterling 
  flatware"  [syn:  {place  setting}] 
  6:  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" 
  [syn:  {mount}] 




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