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Meaning of set

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or
             strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to
             drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream";
             "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"
             [syn: {fit(p)}, {primed(p)}, {set(p)}]
      2: 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" [syn: {fixed},
         {set}, {rigid}]
      3: 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" [syn: {located}, {placed}, {set},
      4: set down according to a plan: "a carefully laid table with
         places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern" [syn:
         {laid}, {set}]
      5: being below the horizon; "the moon is set"
      6: 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" [syn:
         {determined}, {dictated}, {set}]
      7: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: {hardened},
      n 1: 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"
      2: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols;
         "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
      3: several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four
         sets of the incline bench press" [syn: {set}, {exercise set}]
      4: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties
         used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the
         sets were meticulously authentic" [syn: {stage set}, {set}]
      5: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set
         goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: {set}, {circle},
         {band}, {lot}]
      6: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular
         way; "the set of his mind was obvious" [syn: {bent}, {set}]
      7: the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final
         set to his hat"
      8: a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of
         tennis after dinner"
      9: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or
         crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the
         set of the glue" [syn: {hardening}, {solidifying},
         {solidification}, {set}, {curing}]
      10: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high
          square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
          [syn: {Set}, {Seth}]
      11: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before
          the set of sun"
      12: (psychology) being temporarily ready 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" [syn: {set}, {readiness}]
      13: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or
          tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
      v 1: 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" [syn: {put}, {set}, {place}, {pose},
           {position}, {lay}]
      2: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules" [syn:
         {determine}, {set}]
      3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify
         the parameters" [syn: {specify}, {set}, {determine},
         {define}, {fix}, {limit}]
      4: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a
         record" [syn: {set}, {mark}]
      5: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state;
         "set the house afire"
      6: fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
      7: 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"; "I was fixing to leave town
         after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: {fix}, {prepare}, {set
         up}, {ready}, {gear up}, {set}]
      8: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set
         clocks or instruments"
      9: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: {set}, {localize},
         {localise}, {place}]
      10: disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these
          days" [syn: {set}, {go down}, {go under}] [ant: {ascend},
          {come up}, {rise}, {uprise}]
      11: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to
          music" [syn: {arrange}, {set}]
      12: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;
          "Let's plant flowers in the garden" [syn: {plant}, {set}]
      13: apply or start; "set fire to a building"
      14: become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the
          enzyme" [syn: {jell}, {set}, {congeal}]
      15: set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these
          words in italics" [syn: {typeset}, {set}]
      16: put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a
          broken bone"
      17: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a
          countersink) [syn: {set}, {countersink}]
      18: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
      19: urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the
          intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
          [syn: {sic}, {set}]
      20: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn:
          {place}, {put}, {set}]
      21: equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship" [syn: {rig}, {set},
          {set up}]
      22: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an
          experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the
          surgery" [syn: {set up}, {lay out}, {set}]
      23: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a
          standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment
          of the front wheels" [syn: {adjust}, {set}, {correct}]
      24: bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify" [syn: {fructify},
      25: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn:
          {dress}, {arrange}, {set}, {do}, {coif}, {coiffe},

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