proper noun (also Seth)
- An ancient Egyptian god, variously described as the god of chaos, the god of thunder and storms, or the god of destruction.
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- A matching collection of similar things.
verb (sets, setting, set)
- a of tables
- A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
- a of tools
- An object made up several parts
- a of steps
- (settheory) A well-defined collection of mathematical objects, its elements, often having a common property.
- (context, in plural, "sets", mathematics) (informal) set theory, Set theory.
- A group of people, usually meeting socially.
- the country
- A punch for setting nails in wood.
- The scenery for a film or play.
- (context, dancing) The initial or basic formation of dancers.
- (tennis) A complete series of games.
- (volleyball) The act of directing the ball to a teammate for an attack.
- A device for receiving broadcast radio waves; a radio or television.
- (context, poker slang) three of a kind in poker
- A sett; a hole made and lived in by a badger.
- (defn, English)
- (transitive) to put (something) down, to rest.
- Set the tray there.
- (transitive) to determine or settle
- to the rent
- (transitive) to adjust
- I the alarm at 6 a.m.
- (transitive) to punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
- (transitive) to arrange with dishes and cutlery.
- Please the table for our guests.
- (transitive) to introduce or describe
- I"ll tell you what happened, but first let me the scene.
- (transitive) to locate, to backdrop (a play, etc)
- He says he will his next film in France.
- (transitive) to compile, to make (a crossword)
- (transitive) to prepare (a stage or film set).
- (transitive) to fit (someone) up in a situation.
- (transitive) to arrange (type)
- It was a complex page, but he it quickly.
- (context, transitive) to devise and assign (work) to
- The teacher her students the task of drawing a foot.
- (context, transitive, archaic) to sit
- He down on the stool in the corner of the room.
- (context, transitive, volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
- (intransitive) To solidify.
- The glue sets in 4 minutes.
- (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as it rotates.
- (context, transitive, bridge) to defeat a contract.
- ready, prepared.
- intent, determined (to do something)
Etymology: From (term, setten) < (term, settan). From (term, sette) < < (term, secta, , retinue) < "faction". From (term, sett) < (term, gesett), past participle of (term, settan).
- on getting to his destination
- a menu
- fixed in one"s opinion
- I"m dead against the idea of smacking children to punish them.
- (context, of hair) Fixed in a certain style.
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