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Definition

[n] several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
[n] the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
[n] any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
[n] representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
[n] (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
[n] a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
[n] the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"
[n] a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
[n] (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
[n] an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
[n] evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
[n] the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
[n] a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
[adj] converted to solid form (as concrete)
[adj] fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
[adj] set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
[adj] situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"
[adj] determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"
[v] arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
[v] bear fruit, of plants
[v] alter so as to achieve accuracy; regulate; "Adjust the clock, please"
[v] set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"; "regulate the thermostat"
[v] put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
[v] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"
[v] get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
[v] equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships
[v] become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
[v] estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
[v] fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
[v] decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
[v] establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
[v] urge a dog to attack someone
[v] give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
[v] put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
[v] insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
[v] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
[v] fix in a border, as of precious stones
[v] put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
[v] apply or start; "set fire to a building"
[v] adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
[v] locate; "The film is set in Africa"
[v] disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon

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Antonyms

ascend, come up, rise, uprise