Textual thesaurus for "set"

(adj) hardened

converted to solid form (as concrete)

(adj) rigid, fixed

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

(adj) laid

set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"

stones laid in a pattern

(adj) primed, fit

(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

(adj) situated, placed, located

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

(adj) determined, dictated

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

(noun) exercise set

several exercises intended to be done in series

he did four sets of the incline bench press

(noun) stage set

representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

the sets were meticulously authentic

(noun) readiness

(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

(noun) bent

a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

the set of his mind was obvious

(noun) circle, band, lot

an unofficial association of people or groups

the smart set goes there; they were an angry lot

(noun) Set, Seth

evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

(noun) hardening, curing, solidification, solidifying

the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

the hardening of concrete; he tested the set of the glue

(verb) coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange

arrange attractively

dress my hair for the wedding

(verb) fructify

bear fruit

the apple trees fructify

(verb) adjust, 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

(verb) set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

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

(verb) set up, lay out

get ready for a particular purpose or event

set up an experiment; set the table; lay out the tools for the surgery

(verb) rig, set up

equip with sails or masts

rig a ship

(verb) jell, congeal

become gelatinous

the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

(verb) put, place


We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

(verb) determine

fix conclusively or authoritatively

set the rules

(verb) limit, specify, define, determine, fix

decide upon or fix definitely

fix the variables; specify the parameters

(verb) mark

establish as the highest level or best performance

set a record

(verb) sic

urge to attack someone

The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders; the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

(verb) put, 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

(verb) countersink

insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

(verb) plant

put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

Let's plant flowers in the garden

(verb) arrange

adapt for performance in a different way

set this poem to music

(verb) place, localise, localize


The film is set in Africa

(verb) typeset

set in type

My book will be typeset nicely; set these words in italics

(verb) go down, go under

disappear beyond the horizon

the sun sets early these days