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

3 senses of setup

Sense 1
apparatus, setup -- (equipment designed to serve a specific function)
       => equipment -- (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)

Sense 2
setup -- (the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here")
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

Sense 3
frame-up, setup -- (an act that incriminates someone on a false charge)
       => falsification, falsehood -- (the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting)

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