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setting British & World English

The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place

setting English Thesaurus

a converted barn in a beautiful rural setting

setting in set1 British & World English

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

setting in set2 British & World English

Group (pupils or students) in sets according to ability

setting up English Thesaurus

the setting up of a national information centre

place setting British & World English

A complete set of crockery and cutlery provided for one person at a meal

setting lotion British & World English

Lotion applied to damp hair prior to its being set, enabling it to keep its shape longer

offset British & World English

Counteract (something) by having an equal and opposite force or effect

preset British & World English

Set or adjust (a value that controls the operation of a device) in advance of its use

set3 British & World English

Ready, prepared, or likely to do something

set sail in set1 British & World English

Hoist the sails of a boat

set in in set1 British & World English

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

set on in set1 British & World English

Attack (someone) violently

set to in set1 British & World English

Begin doing something vigorously

set sail British & World English

Hoist the sails of a boat

set in British & World English

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

set off British & World English

Begin a journey

set on British & World English

Attack (someone) violently

set out British & World English

Begin a journey

set to British & World English

Begin doing something vigorously

set about in set1 British & World English

Start doing something with vigour or determination

set about British & World English

Start doing something with vigour or determination

set forth British & World English

Begin a journey

alight2 British & World English

On fire; burning

heliacal rising British & World English

The rising of a celestial object at the same time as the sun, or its first visible rising after a period of invisibility due to conjunction with the sun. The last setting before such a period is the heliacal setting

render-set British & World English

Plaster (a wall) with two coats

set something to in set1 British & World English

Provide (music) so that a written work can be produced in a musical form

set something by in set1 British & World English

Save something for future use

set something in in set1 British & World English

Insert something, especially a sleeve, into a garment

set someone/thing on in set1 British & World English

Cause or urge a person or animal to attack

set someone up in set1 British & World English

Establish someone in a particular capacity or role

set something up in set1 British & World English

Place or erect something in position

set something by British & World English

Save something for future use

set something in British & World English

Insert something, especially a sleeve, into a garment

set someone/thing on British & World English

Cause or urge a person or animal to attack

set someone up British & World English

Establish someone in a particular capacity or role

set something up British & World English

Place or erect something in position


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