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  • n  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
  • n  (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    the set of prime numbers is infinite
  • n  several exercises intended to be done in series
    he did four sets of the incline bench press
  • n  representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
    the sets were meticulously authentic
  • n  an unofficial association of people or groups
    the smart set goes there
  • n  a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    the set of his mind was obvious
  • n  the act of putting something in position
    he gave a final set to his hat
  • n  a unit of play in tennis or squash
    they played two sets of tennis after dinner
  • n  the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    he tested the set of the glue
  • n  evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
  • n  the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
    before the set of sun
  • n  (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
  • n  any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
    the early sets ran on storage batteries
  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  fix conclusively or authoritatively
    set the rules
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • v  establish as the highest level or best performance
    set a record
  • v  put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
    set the house afire
  • v  fix in a border
    The goldsmith set the diamond
  • v  make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  • v  set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
    set clocks or instruments
  • v  locate
    The film is set in Africa
  • v  disappear beyond the horizon
    the sun sets early these days
  • v  adapt for performance in a different way
    set this poem to music
  • v  put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
  • v  apply or start
    set fire to a building
  • v  become gelatinous
  • v  set in type
    My book will be typeset nicely
    set these words in italics
  • v  put into a position that will restore a normal state
    set a broken bone
  • v  insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
  • v  give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
  • v  urge to attack someone
  • v  estimate
  • v  equip with sails or masts
  • v  get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set up an experiment
    set the table
  • v  alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  • v  bear fruit
  • v  arrange attractively
  • s  (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
    we are set to go at any time
  • s  fixed and unmoving
    with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
    his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
  • s  situated in a particular spot or position
    a house set on a hilltop
  • s  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
  • s  being below the horizon
    the moon is set
  • s  determined or decided upon as by an authority
    the time set for the launching
  • s  converted to solid form (as concrete)

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  • Spirited Away, Miyazaki's masterpiece, is set in a spectral bathhouse.
  • The sets will cost between $700 and $1,000 for a 12-in.
News & Articles

  • Renault set to power four teams next season
    PARIS (Reuters) - Renault expect to power four Formula One teams next season with Red Bull's two confirmed and Caterham and Lotus set to renew soon, Renault Sport F1 director Jean-Michel Jalinier said on Thursday. The French manufacturer, who have helped Red Bull sweep up the last three constructors' titles, will supply the champions' sister team Toro Rosso next season when a new V6 unit ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • Fiat Said Set to Reach $2.6 Billion Refinancing Deal
    Fiat SpA (F) is set to sign a deal with nine banks this month to refinance 1.95 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in credit to prepare to buy the remaining stake in Chrysler Group LLC, two people familiar with the matter said.
    June 13, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Trial date set for stripper in fatal DUI case
    A judge set a trial date for later this month in the case of a Las Vegas stripper accused of driving under the influence in a deadly crash.
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 5 Las Vegas
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    McChrystal's comments, as detailed in the Rolling Stone article, "does not meet the standards that should be set by a commanding general," the president said. "It undermines the civilian control of the military...... and it erodes the trust...
  • Andy Roddick in The Associated Press
    He was playing flawless tennis,Roddick said. "He played an almost perfect first set. It took some of my best stuff today to get through that. I thought I played really well. I think I had to."

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