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Verb (used with object)

to put (something or someone) in a particular place
to set a vase on a table.
to place in a particular position or posture
Set the baby on his feet.
to place in some relation to something or someone
We set a supervisor over the new workers.
to put into some condition
to set a house on fire.
to put or apply
to set fire to a house.
to put in the proper position
to set a chair back on its feet.
to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use
to set a trap.
to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table)
to set the table for dinner.
to place (the hair, esp. when wet) on rollers, in clips, or the like, so that the hair will assume a particular style.
to put (a price or value) upon something
He set
to fix the value of at a certain amount or rate; value
He set the car at
She sets neatness at a high value.
to post, station, or appoint for the purpose of performing some duty
to set spies on a person.
to determine or fix definitely
to set a time limit.
to resolve or decide upon
to set a wedding date.
to cause to pass into a given state or condition
to set one's mind at rest; to set a prisoner free.
to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully
to set one's mind to a task.
to present as a model; place before others as a standard
to set a good example.
to establish for others to follow
to set a fast pace.
to prescribe or assign, as a task.
to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.
to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) according to a certain standard
I always set my watch by the clock in the library.
to adjust (a timer, alarm of a clock, etc.) so as to sound when desired
He set the alarm for seven o'clock.
to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.
to ornament or stud with gems or the like
a bracelet set with pearls.
to cause to sit; seat
to set a child in a highchair.
to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.
to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.
to place or plant firmly
to set a flagpole in concrete.
to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face, muscles, etc.
to fix at a given point or calibration
to set the dial on an oven; to set a micrometer.
to tighten (often fol. by up )
to set nuts well up.
to cause to take a particular direction
to set one's course to the south.
Surgery . to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.
(of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.
Music .
to fit, as words to music.
to arrange for musical performance.
to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.
Theater .
to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.
to prepare (a scene) for dramatic performance.
Nautical . to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.
Printing .
to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.
to put together types corresponding to (copy); compose in type
to set an article.
Baking . to put aside (a substance to which yeast has been added) in order that it may rise.
to change into curd
to set milk with rennet.
to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.
to urge, goad, or encourage to attack
to set the hounds on a trespasser.
Bridge . to cause (the opposing partnership or their contract) to fall short
We set them two tricks at four spades. Only perfect defense could set four spades.
to affix or apply, as by stamping
The king set his seal to the decree.
to fix or engage (a fishhook) firmly into the jaws of a fish by pulling hard on the line once the fish has taken the bait.
to sharpen or put a keen edge on (a blade, knife, razor, etc.) by honing or grinding.
to fix the length, width, and shape of (yarn, fabric, etc.).
Carpentry . to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.
to bend or form to the proper shape, as a saw tooth or a spring.
to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward from the blade alternately on both sides in order to make a cut wider than the blade itself.

Verb (used without object)

to pass below the horizon; sink
The sun sets early in winter.
to decline; wane.
to assume a fixed or rigid state, as the countenance or the muscles.
(of the hair) to be placed temporarily on rollers, in clips, or the like, in order to assume a particular style
Long hair sets more easily than short hair.
to become firm, solid, or permanent, as mortar, glue, cement, or a dye, due to drying or physical or chemical change.
to sit on eggs to hatch them, as a hen.
to hang or fit, as clothes.
to begin to move; start (usually fol. by forth, out, off, etc.).
(of a flower's ovary) to develop into a fruit.
(of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of game.
to have a certain direction or course, as a wind, current, or the like.
Nautical . (of a sail) to be spread so as to catch the wind.
Printing . (of type) to occupy a certain width
This copy sets to forty picas.
Nonstandard . sit
Come in and set a spell.


the act or state of setting or the state of being set.
a collection of articles designed for use together
a set of china; a chess set.
a collection, each member of which is adapted for a special use in a particular operation
a set of golf clubs; a set of carving knives.
a number, group, or combination of things of similar nature, design, or function
a set of ideas.
a series of volumes by one author, about one subject, etc.
a number, company, or group of persons associated by common interests, occupations, conventions, or status
a set of murderous thieves; the smart set.
the fit, as of an article of clothing
the set of his coat.
fixed direction, bent, or inclination
The set of his mind was obvious.
bearing or carriage
the set of one's shoulders.
the assumption of a fixed, rigid, or hard state, as by mortar or glue.
the arrangement of the hair in a particular style
How much does the beauty parlor charge for a shampoo and set?
a plate for holding a tool or die.
an apparatus for receiving radio or television programs; receiver.
Philately . a group of stamps that form a complete series.
Tennis . a unit of a match, consisting of a group of not fewer than six games with a margin of at least two games between the winner and loser
He won the match in straight sets of 6?3, 6?4, 6?4.
a construction representing a place or scene in which the action takes place in a stage, motion-picture, or television production.
Machinery .
the bending out of the points of alternate teeth of a saw in opposite directions.
a permanent deformation or displacement of an object or part.
a tool for giving a certain form to something, as a saw tooth.
a chisel having a wide blade for dividing bricks.
Horticulture . a young plant, or a slip, tuber, or the like, suitable for planting.
Dance .
the number of couples required to execute a quadrille or the like.
a series of movements or figures that make up a quadrille or the like.
Music .
a group of pieces played by a band, as in a night club, and followed by an intermission.
the period during which these pieces are played.
Bridge . a failure to take the number of tricks specified by one's contract
Our being vulnerable made the set even more costly.
Nautical .
the direction of a wind, current, etc.
the form or arrangement of the sails, spars, etc., of a vessel.
suit ( def. 12 ) .
Psychology . a temporary state of an organism characterized by a readiness to respond to certain stimuli in a specific way.
Mining . a timber frame bracing or supporting the walls or roof of a shaft or stope.
Carpentry . nail set.
Mathematics . a collection of objects or elements classed together.
Printing . the width of a body of type.
sett ( def. 3 ) .


fixed or prescribed beforehand
a set time; set rules.
specified; fixed
The hall holds a set number of people.
deliberately composed; customary
set phrases.
fixed; rigid
a set smile.
resolved or determined; habitually or stubbornly fixed
to be set in one's opinions.
completely prepared; ready
Is everyone set?


(in calling the start of a race)
Ready! Set! Go!

Verb phrases

set about,
to begin on; start.
to undertake; attempt.
to assault; attack.
set against,
to cause to be hostile or antagonistic.
to compare or contrast
The advantages must be set against the disadvantages.
set ahead, to set to a later setting or time
Set your clocks ahead one hour.
set apart,
to reserve for a particular purpose.
to cause to be noticed; distinguish
Her bright red hair sets her apart from her sisters.
set aside,
to put to one side; reserve
The clerk set aside the silver brooch for me.
to dismiss from the mind; reject.
to prevail over; discard; annul
to set aside a verdict.
set back,
to hinder; impede.
to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show an earlier time
When your plane gets to California, set your watch back two hours.
to reduce to a lower setting
Set back the thermostat before you go to bed.
set by, to save or keep for future use.
set down,
to write or to copy or record in writing or printing.
to consider; estimate
to set someone down as a fool.
to attribute; ascribe
to set a failure down to bad planning.
to put in a position of rest on a level surface.
to humble or humiliate.
to land an airplane
We set down in a heavy fog.
(in horse racing) to suspend (a jockey) from competition because of some offense or infraction of the rules.
set forth,
to give an account of; state; describe
He set forth his theory in a scholarly report.
to begin a journey; start
Columbus set forth with three small ships.
set in,
to begin to prevail; arrive
Darkness set in.
(of winds or currents) to blow or flow toward the shore.
set off,
to cause to become ignited or to explode.
to begin; start.
to intensify or improve by contrast.
to begin a journey or trip; depart.
set on,
Also, set upon. to attack or cause to attack
to set one's dog on a stranger.
to instigate; incite
to set a crew to mutiny.
set out,
to begin a journey or course
to set out for home.
to undertake; attempt
He set out to prove his point.
to design; plan
to set out a pattern.
to define; describe
to set out one's arguments.
to plant
to set out petunias and pansies.
to lay out (the plan of a building) in actual size at the site.
to lay out (a building member or the like) in actual size.
set to,
to make a vigorous effort; apply oneself to work; begin.
to begin to fight; contend.
set up,
to put upright; raise.
to put into a high or powerful position.
to construct; assemble; erect.
to be assembled or made ready for use
exercise equipment that sets up in a jiffy.
to inaugurate; establish.
to enable to begin in business; provide with means.
Informal . to make a gift of; treat, as to drinks.
Informal . to stimulate; elate.
to propound; plan; advance.
to bring about; cause.
to become firm or hard, as a glue or cement
a paint that sets up within five minutes.
to lead or lure into a dangerous, detrimental, or embarrassing situation, as by deceitful prearrangement or connivance.
to entrap or frame, as an innocent person in a crime or a criminal suspect in a culpable circumstance in order to achieve an arrest.
to arrange the murder or execution of
His partner set him up with the mob.
Bridge . to establish (a suit)
to set up spades.


all set
Informal . in readiness; prepared
They were at the starting line and all set to begin.
set forward
to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show a later time
When your plane lands in New York, set your watch forward two hours.
set one's face against. face ( def. 53 ) .
set store by. store ( def. 16 ) .



Các từ tiếp theo

  • Set aside

    something, as land or profits, set aside for a particular purpose., a tract of federal lands set aside as a wildlife refuge, oil exploration site, etc.,...
  • Set back

    surveying . the interval by which a chain or tape exceeds the length being measured., setback ( def. 4 ) ., verb, verb, advance , forward, bog down * ,...
  • Set by

    to put (something or someone) in a particular place, to place in a particular position or posture, to place in some relation to something or someone, to...
  • Set down

    to put (something or someone) in a particular place, to place in a particular position or posture, to place in some relation to something or someone, to...
  • Set forth

    to put (something or someone) in a particular place, to place in a particular position or posture, to place in some relation to something or someone, to...
  • Set free

    enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery, pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty, existing under,...
  • Set in

    made separately and placed within another unit.
  • Set off

    to put (something or someone) in a particular place, to place in a particular position or posture, to place in some relation to something or someone, to...
  • Set out

    to put (something or someone) in a particular place, to place in a particular position or posture, to place in some relation to something or someone, to...
  • Set sail

    an area of canvas or other fabric extended to the wind in such a way as to transmit the force of the wind to an assemblage of spars and rigging mounted...

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