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  • n  the context and environment in which something is set
    the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • n  the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    you can't do that in a university setting
  • n  arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
  • n  the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • n  the physical position of something
    he changed the setting on the thermostat
  • n  a table service for one person
    a place setting of sterling flatware
  • n  a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  fix conclusively or authoritatively
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • v  establish as the highest level or best performance
  • v  put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
  • v  fix in a border
  • 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
  • v  locate
  • v  disappear beyond the horizon
  • v  adapt for performance in a different way
  • v  put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
  • v  apply or start
  • v  become gelatinous
  • v  set in type
  • v  put into a position that will restore a normal state
  • 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
  • v  alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  • v  bear fruit
  • v  arrange attractively

  • Viewpoint: PTI's Romesh Ratnesar argues that setting a deadline for withdrawal may be America's best hope for achieving a victory.
  • The Glance setting cycles through info bites from the three categories, while keeping time in the header.
  • Once, I was shooting at a high-school graduation, and I realized halfway through that a setting was making my pictures too dim.
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  • Scott McCarron in (blog)
    In a statement released through his agent, McCarron said: "After two days of careful contemplation I have decided to release this statement in hopes of setting the record straight. On Jan. 28, I was interviewed by Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco...
  • Guillermo del Toro in PopEater
    In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming 'The Hobbit,' I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,Del Toro wrote. "After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien's...
  • Gerard Kleisterlee in Financial Times
    I am happy to see Frans return to our company,Mr Kleisterlee said in a statement. "Frans was a strong member of my team and a strong contributor in setting the direction of the company."

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