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set1 US English

Put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position

set2 US English

A group or collection of things that belong together, resemble one another, or are usually found together

set3 US English

Fixed or arranged in advance

set1 US Thesaurus

Beth set the bag on the table

set2 US Thesaurus

a set of color postcards

set3 US Thesaurus

a set routine

set New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

amount of spacing in type controlling the distance between letters

start the ball rolling US English

Set an activity in motion; make a start

put one's house in order US English

Make necessary reforms

put one's mind to US English

Direct all one’s attention to (achieving something)

put pen to paper US English

Write or begin to write something

put one's hand to the plow US English

Embark on a task

put someone right US English

Restore someone to health

put something to rights US English

Restore something to its correct or normal state or condition

put the seal on US English

Give the final authorization to

set in set1 US English

Put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position

be set in set1 US English

Be situated or fixed in a specified place or position

Seth US English

An evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris’s son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout

Set in Seth US English

An evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris’s son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout

sett US English

The lair or burrow of a badger

set in sett US English

The lair or burrow of a badger

be written in stone US English

Used to emphasize that something is fixed and unchangeable

set in US English

(Of something unpleasant or unwelcome) begin and seem likely to continue

set-in US English

(Of a sleeve) made separately and inset into a garment

set on US English

Attack (someone) violently

set to US English

Begin doing something vigorously

set-to US English

A fight or argument

on-set New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

taking place on a film set

set-to New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

set-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

box set US English

A set of related items, typically books or recordings, packaged together in a box and sold as a unit

jet set US English

Wealthy and fashionable people who travel widely and frequently for pleasure

saw set US English

A tool for giving the teeth of a saw alternating sideways inclinations

set off US English

Begin a journey

set-off US English

An item or amount that is or may be set off against another in the settlement of accounts

set out US English

Begin a journey

set-net US English

A fishing net fastened in fixed position

tea set US English

A set of dishes, typically of china or silver, used for serving tea

set-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unwanted transference of ink from one printed sheet or page to another

chess set US English

A chessboard and a set of chessmen

close-set US English

(Of two or more things) placed or occurring with little space in between

data set US English

A collection of related sets of information that is composed of separate elements but can be manipulated as a unit by a computer

deep-set US English

(Of a person’s eyes) positioned deeply in the head

Julia set US English

A set of complex numbers that do not converge to any limit when a given mapping is repeatedly applied to them. In some cases the result is a connected fractal set

nail set US English

A tool hit with a hammer to sink the head of a nail below a surface

onion set US English

A small onion bulb planted instead of seed to yield a mature bulb

point set US English

(In acupuncture) a set of points stimulated simultaneously to treat a particular ailment or bring about a desired effect


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