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Main Entry: 1set
Inflected Form(s): set; setĚting 1: to cause to sit 2: to give (a fowl) eggs to hatch or provide (eggs) with suitable conditions for hatching 3 a: to put or fix in a place, condition, or position <set a dish on the table> <set a trap> <set a watch> b: to place (a story or performance) in a specified setting <a book set in a small town> 4: to direct with fixed attention <had set my heart on a new bike> 5: to cause to be, become, or do <slaves were set free> 6: to start on purpose <set a fire> 7: to fix or decide on as a time, limit, or regulation <set a price> <set a wedding day> 8 a: to establish as the best performance <set a record> b: to furnish as a pattern or model <set an example> 9: to restore to normal position or connection <set a broken bone> 10 a: to put in order for immediate use <set the table> b: to put in order for printing <set type by hand> c: to put into type or something like type (as on photographic film) <set the first word in italic> 11: to wave, curl, or arrange hair by wetting and drying 12: to fix in a setting or frame <set diamonds in a ring> 13: 2VALUE 1, rate <set the loss at $2000> 14: to put and fix in a direction <set our faces toward home once more> 15: to fix firmly : give rigid form to <set his jaw in determination> 16: to become or cause to become firm or solid <the gelatin is setting> 17: to form and bring to maturity <the old tree still sets a good crop of apples> 18chiefly dialect: SIT 1a, b 19: to cover and warm eggs to hatch them <the hen has been setting for several days> 20: to pass below the horizon <the sun sets> 21: to apply oneself to some activity <set to work> 22: to have a certain direction in motion : FLOW 23: to become permanent <if you don't wash that fast the stain will set> - set about: to begin to do - set apart 1: to reserve for a certain use 2: to make noticeable - set aside 1: 1DISCARD 2 2: to set apart for some purpose : RESERVE, SAVE 3: ANNUL 2, overrule <the verdict was set aside by the court> - set eyes on: to catch sight of : SEE <loved her from the minute he set eyes on her> - set foot in: ENTER 1 - set foot on: to step onto - set forth 1: to make known <set forth an idea> 2: to start out on a journey : SET OUT - set in motion: to give movement to : BEGIN <set the plan in motion> - set one's hand to: to become engaged in : UNDERTAKE - set one's sights on: to determine to get or accomplish <set their sights on winning the game> - set store: to consider valuable or trustworthy -- used with by or on - set to music: to provide music for - set upon: to attack usually with violence : ASSAULT