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

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