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set
British English: /sɛt/
American English: /sɛt/

Translation of set in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1
    (of keys, stamps, data)
    مَجْموعة (plural: مَجْموعات, plural: مَجاميعُ)
    (of cutlery, crockery)
    طَقْم (plural: طُقوم)
    a clean set of clothes
    مَجْموعة نَظيفة من المَلابِسِ
    they're sold in sets of 10
    تُباعُ في مَجْموعاتٍ من 10 قِطَعٍ
    a set of fingerprints
    بَصَمات أَصابِعِ اليَدَيْنِ
    a set of traffic lights
    إشارة مُرورٍ
  • 2
    (kit, game)
    مَجْموعة (plural: مَجْموعات, plural: مَجاميعُ)
    a chess set
    (قِطَع وَلَوْحة الشَطْرَنْج) مَجْموعة الشَطْرَنْج
  • 3 (pair) a set of sheets
    صَفْحَتانِ مُتَجاوِرَتانِ
    a set of false teeth
    طَقْم أَسْنانٍ صِناعيّةٍ
    both sets of parents agreed with us
    اتَّفَقَ كُلٌّ من والِدَي الزَوْجِ وَوالِدَي الزَوْجةِ مَعَنا
  • 4
    (in tennis)
    مَجْموعة (plural: مَجْموعات, plural: مَجاميعُ)
  • 5
    (group)
    مَجْموعة (plural: مَجْموعات, plural: مَجاميعُ)
    جَماعة
    a member of the racing/yachting set
    عُضْو في مَجْموعةِ السِباقِ \ الإبْحارِ باليُخوتِ
  • 6
    (stage decoration)
    مَناظِر
  • 7
    (receiver)
    جِهاز اسْتِقْبالٍ
  • 8 (Mathematics/الرياضيات)
    مَجْموعة (plural: مَجْموعات, plural: مَجاميعُ)
  • 9 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
    (ability group) (مَجْموعة مُتَجانِسة القُدُراتِ)
  • 10
    (in hairdressing)
    تَصْفيف
    to have a shampoo and set
    غَسَلَ وَصَفَّفَ شَعْرَهُ

adjective/صفة

  • 1
    (fixed) (procedure, time, formula)
    مُحَدَّد
    to be set in one's ways
    كانَ مُتَشَبِّثاً بِرَأْيِهِ
    set phrase, set expression
    تَعْبير اصْطِلاحيّ \ ثابِت
    we meet at a set time each week
    نَتَقابَلُ في وَقْتٍ مُحَدَّدٍ كُلَّ أُسْبوعٍ
  • 3 to be set to leave
    كانَ مُسْتَعِدًّا للمُغادَرةِ
    ready, get set, go!
    قِفْ، اسْتَعِدَّ، انْطَلِقْ!
  • 4 (determined)to be set on/against something
    كانَ مُصِرًّا على شَيْءٍ \ مُتَصَلِّباً في مَوْقِفِهِ ضدّ شَيْءٍ
    he is set against closing the office/against the reform
    هو مُتَصَلِّبٌ في مَوْقِفِهِ ضدّ إغْلاقَ المَكْتَبِ \ الإصْلاحَ
    they are set on changing the system/on military intervention
    هُمْ مُصِرّونَ على تَغْييرِ النِظامِ \ التَدَخُّلِ العَسْكَريِّ

transitive verb/فعل متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -tt- past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول set

  • 1
    (to place, position)
    وَضَعَ (a chair, an ornament, a computer)
    he set the chairs in a circle
    وَضَعَ الكَراسيَّ في حَلَقةٍ
    to set something upright
    وَضَعَ شَيْئاً في وَضْعٍ مُنْتَصِبٍ
    to set a post in the ground
    نَصَبَ عَموداً في الأَرْضِ
    to set the tray in front of somebody
    وَضَعَ الصينيّةَ أمام شَخْصٍ
    a house set among the trees/back from the road
    بَيْت مَبْنيّ بين الأَشْجارِ \ بَعيداً عن الطَريقِ
  • 2
    (to prepare)
    نَصَبَ
    أَعَدَّ (a trap, an ambush)
    he set a trap for the minister
    نَصَبَ فَخًّا للوَزيرِ
    to set the table for dinner
    أَعَدَّ المائِدةَ للغَداءِ
  • 3
    (to establish)
    حَدَّدَ (a date, price, fashion)
    to set a good/bad example to somebody
    كانَ قُدْوةً حَسَنةً \ سَيِّئةً لِشَخْصٍ
    to set a new Olympic record
    حَقَّقَ رَقْماً قِياسيًّا جَديداً في الأولِمْبِياد
  • 4
    (in specified operations)
    ضَبَطَ (a clock, the alarm, DVR)
    to set the oven to 180°
    ضَبَطَ الفُرْنَ على 180 دَرَجةً
    to set the alarm for 4 a.m.
    ضَبَطَ المُنَبِّهَ على 4 صَباحاً
  • 5
    (to cause to start)
    جَعَلَ يَبْدَأُ
    to set the machine/engine going
    شَغَّلَ الجِهازَ \ المُحَرِّكَ
    he set me to work cleaning floors
    جَعَلَني أَشْرَعُ في تَنْظيفِ الأَرْضيّاتِ
  • 6
    (to prescribe)
    وَضَعَ (exam)
    طَلَبَ (an essay)
    أَعْطى (the homework)
    to set somebody a task
    ‫‫أَعْطى شَخْصاً مُهِمّةً‬‬
    a set book
    كِتاب مُقَرَّر
  • 7
    (to place)
    وَضَعَ
    the film is set in Istanbul
    مَشاهِدُ الفيلْم مُصَوَّرةٌ في إسْتَنْبول
    he set the book in the sixties
    وَضَعَ أَحْداثَ الرِوايةِ في السِتّيناتِ
  • 9to set something to music
    لَحَّنَ شَيْئاً (a libretto, poem, the lyrics)
  • 12 (to style) to set somebody's hair
    صَفَّفَ شَعْرَ شَخْصٍ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -tt- past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول set

Phrasal verbs

set about

set about [something]
شَرَعَ \ بَدَأَ في [شَيْءٍ] (the work, one's duties)
to set about painting the bedroom/cleaning up
‫بَدَأَ في طِلاءِ غُرْفةِ النَوْمِ \ التَنْظيفِ‬
they set about the job or task of rebuilding the city
شَرَعوا في مُهِمّةِ إعادةِ بِناءِ المَدينةِ

set against

set [somebody] against somebody
أَثارَ [شَخْصاً] ضدّ شَخْصٍ
set [something] against something (to balance)
وازَنَ \ عادَلَ [شَيْئاً] بِشَيْءٍ (an advantage, the profits)
the advantages seem small when set against the risks
تَبْدو المَزايا صَغيرةً عِنْدَما تُقارَنُ بالمَخاطِرِ

set apart

set [somebody/something] apart
أَفْرَدَ \ مَيَّزَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a player, book, hotel)

set aside

set [something] aside, set aside [something] 1
(to put down)
نَحّى [شَيْئاً] جانِباً (a book, one's knitting)
2
(to reserve)
حَجَزَ \ خَصَّصَ [شَيْئاً] (an area, a room, time)
وَفَّرَ \ ادَّخَرَ [شَيْئاً] (money, supplies)
3
(to disregard)
نَحّى [شَيْئاً] جانِباً (one's differences, prejudices)
4 (Law/القانون)
أَلْغى \ أَبْطَلَ [شَيْئاً] (a decision, verdict)

set back

set [something] back (to position towards the rear)
حَرَّكَ [شَيْئاً] للخَلْفِ (a chair, table)
the house is set back from the road
البَيْتُ في مَكانٍ بَعيدٍ عن الطَريقِ
set back [something], set [something] back
(to delay)
أَخَّرَ [شَيْئاً] (production, somebody's recovery, work)
set [somebody] back
[informal/غير رسمي] (to cost)
كَلَّفَ [شَخْصاً]

set by

set [something] by, set by [something]

set down

set [somebody] down
set down [something], set [something] down 1
(to put on the floor, on a table, etc)
وَضَعَ [شَيْئاً] (a suitcase, vase)
2
(to establish)
حَدَّدَ \ قَرَّرَ \ وَضَعَ [شَيْئاً] (the conditions, criteria, rules)
3
(to record)
دَوَّنَ \ سَجَّلَ [شَيْئاً] (an event, fact)
to set down one's thoughts
دَوَّنَ أَفْكارَهُ

set in

1
(to take hold) (gangrene)
انْتَشَرَ
2
(to begin) (winter, bad weather)
حَلَّ

set off

to set off on a journey/an expedition
انْطَلَقَ في رِحْلةٍ \ بِعْثةٍ
she set off for the market/station
غادَرَتْ إلى السوقِ \ المَحَطّةِ
set [off] something, set [something] off 1
(to trigger)
أَطْلَقَ \ قَرَعَ [شَيْئاً] (an alarm)
أَشْعَلَ فَتيلَ \ نيرانَ [شَيْءٍ] (riot)
2
(to enhance)
أَبْرَزَ \ أَظْهَرَ حُسْنَ [شَيْءٍ] (a design, colour)
3 (Finance/المالية)to set one's losses/costs off against profits
أَسْقَطَ خَسائِرَهُ \ تَكاليفَهُ من الأَرْباحِ
set [somebody] off
[informal/غير رسمي] (to cause to laugh)
جَعَلَ [شَخْصاً] يَنْفَجِرُ في الضَحِكِ
(to cry)
جَعَلَ [شَخْصاً] يَنْفَجِرُ في البُكاءِ
be quiet or you'll set the baby off
الْتَزِم الهُدوءَ وَإلاّ بَدَأَ الطِفْلَ في البُكاءِ

set on

set [somebody/something] on somebody
أَطْلَقَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] على شَخْصٍ (a dog, the riot police)
set [somebody] onto somebody/something
أَرْشَدَ [شَخْصاً] عن شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ (a detective, the police)
a tip set the police onto them/onto their trail
‫مَعْلومة أَرْشَدَت الشُرْطةَ عَنْهُمْ \ عن طَريقةِ الوُصولِ إلَيْهِمْ‬

set out

1
(to leave)
انْطَلَقَ
to set out on a journey
انْطَلَقَ في رِحْلةٍ
2 (to have as one's intention) to set out to do something
عَزَمَ على أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً
set [something] out, set out [something] 1
(to display)
عَرَضَ [شَيْئاً] (chairs, items for sale, food)
the information is clearly set out
عُرِضَت المَعْلوماتُ بِشَكْلٍ واضِحٍ
2
(to present)
شَرَحَ \ عَرَضَ \ قَدَّمَ [شَيْئاً] (one's conclusions, objections, ideas)

set up

(to establish oneself) (trader, entrepreneur)
بَدَأَ عَمَلاً خاصًّا \ حُرًّا
to set up in business
بَدَأَ عَمَلاً خاصًّا في التِجارةِ
to set up on one's own
بَدَأَ عَمَلاً خاصًّا بِمُفْرَدِهِ
to set up as a decorator
بَدَأَ عَمَلاً خاصًّا كَنَقّاشٍ
set [something] up, set up [something] 1
(to erect)
نَصَبَ [شَيْئاً] (a stand)
أَنْشَأَ \ أَقامَ [شَيْئاً] (a roadblock)
to set up camp/a tent to set up house
أَسَّسَ بَيْتاً
2
(to organize)
أَعَدَّ [شَيْئاً] (a meeting, an experiment)
3
(to found, establish)
أَنْشَأَ [شَيْئاً] (a business, charity, commission)
4
(to configure)
نَصَّبَ \ أَعَدَّ [شَيْئاً] (a printer, modem, laptop)
5
(to start)
تَسَبَّبَ في [شَيْءٍ] \ أَدّى إلى [شَيْءٍ] (a reaction, vibrations)
set [somebody] up 1 (in business) to set somebody up in business as a plumber
أَعانَ شَخْصاً على إقامةِ عَمَلٍ خاصٍّ كَسَبّاكٍ
2 (to improve materially)that deal set her up for life
وَفَّرَتْ لَها تِلْكَ الصَفْقةُ مَعيشةً كَريمةً لِبَقيّةِ عُمْرِها
set [oneself] up 1to set oneself up in business
‫أَنْشَأَ لِنَفْسِهِ عَمَلاً تِجاريًّا خاصًّا‬
she set herself up as a financial adviser
بَدَأَتْ عَمَلاً خاصًّا بِها كَمُسْتَشارٍ ماليٍّ
2 (to claim to be) I don't set myself up as an expert
لا أَدَّعي أَنَّني خَبيرٌ

set upon

set upon [somebody]
هَجَمَ \ انْقَضَّ على [شَخْصٍ]

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