Set

  • 161 set-to — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms set to : singular set to plural set tos informal a quick argument or fight …

    English dictionary

  • 162 set-up — /ˈsɛt ʌp / (say set up) noun 1. organisation; arrangement; general state of affairs. 2. Surveying a station or point at which a surveying instrument is set up for taking a number of readings. 3. Colloquial contest or undertaking which presents no …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 163 set — 1. n. a period of time that a band plays without a break; a thirty minute jam session. □ I’ll talk to you after this set. □ We do two sets and then take a twenty minute break. 2. n. a party. □ Your set was a totally major bash! …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 164 set — see set a beggar on horseback, and he’ll ride to the devil sow dry and set wet set a thief to catch a thief …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 165 set — English has two words set. The verb [OE] is simply the causative version of sit. That is to say, etymologically it means ‘cause to sit’. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *satjan (source also of German setzen, Dutch zetten, Swedish sätta, and… …

    Word origins

  • 166 set by — transitive verb 1. obsolete : give up : reject, dismiss 2. : to set apart for future use * * * set by 1. To lay up 2. To put aside …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 167 -set — sun|set «SUHN SEHT», noun, verb, set, set|ting. –noun. 1. the going down of the sun; last appearance of the sun in the evening: »After sunset, the horizon burned and glowed with rich crimson and orange lustre (Hawthorne). 2. the time when the sun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 168 set·up — /ˈsɛtˌʌp/ noun, pl ups 1 : the process of making something (such as a machine or computer program) ready to be used [count] an online account setup [noncount] The tent is designed for quick and easy setup. [=is designed to be set up quickly and… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 169 set on — verb To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone. I will set the dogs on you, if you dont leave right now! Syn: set upon …

    Wiktionary

  • 170 SET — Configuration Settings (Computing » File Extensions) *** Science Engineering And Technology (Academic & Science » Universities) * Secure Electronic Transaction (Business » Accounting) * Stock Exchange of Thailand (Business » Stock Exchange) *… …

    Abbreviations dictionary

  • 171 set in — phr verb Set in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑disappointment, ↑fatigue, ↑frost, ↑gangrene, ↑monsoon, ↑panic, ↑paranoia, ↑rain, ↑tiredness, ↑weather Set in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 172 set up — phr verb Set up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑plan Set up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambush, ↑appointment, ↑archive, ↑assembly, ↑barricade, ↑barrier, ↑base, ↑branch, ↑business, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 173 set — 1 s m En algunos deportes como el tenis y el volibol, cada una de las series de un número determinado de juegos o de puntos en que se divide un partido: Los partidos del torneo de tenis serán de dos a tres sets , El primer set lo ganaron 15 10 .… …

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  • 174 set — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. place, put, station; arrange, prepare; establish; mount; adjust, regulate; fix, assign, appoint; plant, set out; overthrow, unsettle; sink, go down; solidify, jell, harden; start out. See location,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 175 set to — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To go about the initial step in doing (something): approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, get off, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, lead off, open, set about, set out, start, take on, take up, undertake.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 176 Set — Sẹt1 〈n.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: Sẹt|ein|hei|ten od. (bei Zahlenangaben) ; Typ.〉 Maßeinheit für die Dickten der Monotype [Etym.: engl.; zu set »setzen«]   Sẹt2 〈n. od. m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 1. mehrere zusammengehörige Gebrauchsgegenstände,… …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 177 set\ to — v 1. To make a serious beginning. Charlie took a helping of turkey, grabbed his knife and fork, and set to. 2. To start to fight. One man called the other a liar and they set to …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 178 set on — PHRASAL VERB To set animals on someone means to cause the animals to attack them. [V n P n] They brought the young men in and set the dogs on them …

    English dictionary

  • 179 set up —    1. to provide accommodation for (a mistress)    From the meaning, to establish. The object of the setter up is to keep her away from others, if he can:     When Christine refused to leave Ward and be set up in a flat, [Profumo] refused to meet …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 180 set-to — noun (countable usually singular + with) informal a short fight or quarrel see also: set to set 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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