Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun setting

7 senses of setting

Sense 1
setting, scene -- (the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story")
       => environment, environs, surroundings, surround -- (the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround")

Sense 2
setting, background, scope -- (the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 3
mise en scene, stage setting, setting -- (arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted)
       => stage -- (a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box")

Sense 4
context, circumstance, setting -- (the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 5
setting -- (the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat")
       => position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")

Sense 6
place setting, setting -- (a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware")
       => service, table service -- (tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table)

Sense 7
mount, setting -- (a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount")
       => mounting -- (framework used for support or display)

Antonyms of verb set

1 of 25 senses of set

Sense 10
set, go down, go under -- (disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days")
       Antonym of rise (Sense 16)
      => rise, come up, uprise, ascend -- (come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb set

25 senses of set

Sense 1
put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> set down#6; set back#3; set up#11; set up#7; set down#5; set up#2; set up#3; set up#5; set out#2

Sense 2
determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 3
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 4
set, mark -- (establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record")
       => lay down, establish, make -- (institute, enact, or establish; "make laws")

Sense 5
set -- (put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")
          Phrasal Verb-> set off#5; set up#4; set off#1; set apart#1; set aside#1; set off#7

Sense 6
set -- (fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 7
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
set -- (set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments")
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")
          Phrasal Verb-> set ahead#1

Sense 9
set, localize, localise, place -- (locate; "The film is set in Africa")
       => stage, present, represent -- (perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'")

Sense 10
set, go down, go under -- (disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 11
arrange, set -- (adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music")
       => compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")

Sense 12
plant, set -- (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")

Sense 13
set -- (apply or start; "set fire to a building")
       => originate, initiate, start -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")

Sense 14
jell, set, congeal -- (become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme")
       => solidify -- (become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled")

Sense 15
typeset, set -- (set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics")
       => print, impress -- (reproduce by printing)

Sense 16
set -- (put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")

Sense 17
set, countersink -- (insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink))
       => bury, sink -- (embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap")

Sense 18
set -- (give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor)
       => hone -- (sharpen with a hone; "hone a knife")

Sense 19
sic, set -- (urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits")
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 20
place, put, set -- (estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.")
       => estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge -- (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

Sense 21
rig, set, set up -- (equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship")
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 22
set up, lay out, set -- (get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery")
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (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")

Sense 23
adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 24
fructify, set -- (bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify")
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

Sense 25
dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure -- (arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

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