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Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 62
1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance.
2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.
3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.
4. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.
Part of Speech: noun
2. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street paving. Commonly written sett.
3. Camber of a curved roofing tile.
6. That which is set, placed, or fixed.
7. A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
8. That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.
9. Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
12. A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.
13. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.
14. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.
15. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.
18. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
20. That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.
21. 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.
22. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To fit music to words.
3. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
6. To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.
8. To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.
10. To indicate the position of game; - said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. Hence, to attach or affix ( something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
2. 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.
3. To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.
5. To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
6. To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
7. 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.
8. To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
9. To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.
10. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set ( that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
11. To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
12. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
14. To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
15. To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
17. To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.
18. To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
19. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
20. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
21. To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.
22. To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.
23. To value; to rate; - with at.
24. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; - said of hunting dogs.
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