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ascii character set

  • noun (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
    • the ASCII character set is the most universal character coding set
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bedroom set

  • noun a suite of furniture for the bedroom
    bedroom suite.
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character set

  • noun an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
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chess set

  • noun checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
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close set

  • adjective satellite set close together
    close set.
    • close-set eyes
    • close-set teeth
    • her eyes are close set
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close-set

  • adjective satellite set close together
    close set.
    • close-set eyes
    • close-set teeth
    • her eyes are close set
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complex instruction set computer

  • noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
    complex instruction set computer; CISC.
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complex instruction set computing

  • noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
    complex instruction set computer; CISC.
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crystal set

  • noun an early radio receiver using a crystal detector
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Dead set

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event
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  • . (a) The act of a setter dog when it discovers the game, and remains intently fixed in pointing it out . (b) A fixed or stationary condition arising from obstacle or hindrance; a deadlock; as, to be at a dead set. (c) A concerted scheme to defraud by gaming; a determined onset.
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deep-set

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    recessed; sunken.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
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diningroom set

  • noun a suite of furniture for the dining room
    diningroom suite.
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dinner set

  • noun a table service for serving dinner
    dinner service.
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exercise set

  • noun several exercises intended to be done in series
    set.
    • he did four sets of the incline bench press
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Fire setting

  • (Mining), the process of softening or cracking the working face of a lode, to facilitate excavation, by exposing it to the action of fire; now generally superseded by the use of explosives. Raymond.
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fire-set

Fire"-set` noun
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  1. A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.
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horsey set

  • noun a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
    horsey set.
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horsy set

  • noun a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
    horsey set.
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jet set

  • noun a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
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lego set

  • noun (trademark) a child's plastic construction set for making mechanical models
    Lego.
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livingroom set

  • noun a suite of furniture for the living room
    livingroom suite.
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low-set

  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; chunky; dumpy; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure
  • adjective satellite lower than average
    lowset.
    • lowset ears
    • a stocky low-set animal
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mandelbrot set

  • noun a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical iteration
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manicure set

  • noun a set of implements used to manicure
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meccano set

  • noun a child's construction set for making mechanical models
    Meccano.
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mind-set

  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    outlook; mentality; mindset.
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null set

  • noun a set that is empty; a set with no members
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place setting

  • noun a table service for one person
    setting.
    • a place setting of sterling flatware
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radio set

  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    wireless; radio; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.
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receiving set

  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    wireless; radio; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.
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reduced instruction set computer

  • noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
    reduced instruction set computer; RISC.
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reduced instruction set computing

  • noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
    reduced instruction set computer; RISC.
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render-set

  • verb cover with two coats of plaster
    • render-set the walls so they'll look nice and smooth
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saw set

  • noun a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward
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saw-set

Saw"-set` noun
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  1. An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; -- called also saw-wrest.
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Seam set

  • a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.
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set ablaze

  • verb set fire to; cause to start burning
    set afire; set ablaze; set aflame.
    • Lightening set fire to the forest
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set about

  • verb begin to deal with
    go about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    attempt; undertake.
  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
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set afire

  • verb set fire to; cause to start burning
    set afire; set ablaze; set aflame.
    • Lightening set fire to the forest
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set aflame

  • verb set fire to; cause to start burning
    set afire; set ablaze; set aflame.
    • Lightening set fire to the forest
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set ahead

  • verb move forward
    advance.
    • we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
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set apart

  • verb select something or someone for a specific purpose
    assign; specify.
    • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise
  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; isolate; keep apart; sequestrate.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
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set ashore

  • verb arrive on shore
    shore; land.
    • The ship landed in Pearl Harbor
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set aside

  • verb give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    appropriate; earmark; allow; reserve.
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
  • verb make inoperative or stop
    suspend.
    • suspend payments on the loan
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set back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back
  • verb cost a certain amount
    knock back; put back.
    • My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000
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set chisel

  • noun narrow chisel made of steel; used to cut stone or bricks
    cold chisel.
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set decoration

  • noun a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
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set down

  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    get down; put down; write down.
  • verb reach or come to rest
    land.
    • The bird landed on the highest branch
    • The plane landed in Istanbul
  • verb put or settle into a position
    • The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley
  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    place down; put down.
    • set down your bags here
  • verb go ashore
    disembark; debark.
    • The passengers disembarked at Southampton
  • verb leave or unload
    unload; drop off; drop; put down; discharge.
    • unload the cargo
    • drop off the passengers at the hotel
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set forth

  • verb state
    expound; exposit.
    • set forth one's reasons
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida
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set free

  • verb grant freedom to
    liberate.
    • The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university
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set gun

  • noun a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off
    spring gun.
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Set hammer

  • . (a) A hammer the head of which is not tightly fastened upon the handle, but may be reversed . Knight. (b) A hammer with a concave face which forms a die for shaping anything, as the end of a bolt, rivet, etc.
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set in

  • verb enter a particular state
    kick in.
    • Laziness set in
    • After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in
  • verb blow toward the shore
    • That gale could set in on us with the next high tide
  • verb become established
    • winter has set in
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set in motion

  • verb get going; give impetus to
    launch.
    • launch a career
    • Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process
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set in stone

  • adjective satellite no longer changeable
    carved in stone.
    • the agreement is not yet set in stone
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Set line

  • a line to which a number of baited hooks are attached, and which, supported by floats and properly secured, may be left unguarded during the absence of the fisherman.
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Set nut

  • a jam nut or lock nut. See under Nut.
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set off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida
  • verb direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
    bring out.
    • This dress accentuates your nice figure!
    • I set off these words by brackets
  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; detonate; blow up.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb make up for
    cancel; offset.
    • His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
  • verb set in motion or cause to begin
    • The guide set the tour off to a good start
  • verb provoke or stir up
    incite; instigate; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people
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set on

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assail; assault; attack.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly
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set on fire

  • verb set fire to; cause to start burning
    set afire; set ablaze; set aflame.
    • Lightening set fire to the forest
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set out

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    range; lay out; array.
    • lay out the clothes
    • lay out the arguments
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida
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set phrase

  • noun an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
    phrase; idiom; idiomatic expression; phrasal idiom.
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set piece

  • noun a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
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set point

  • noun (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis
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Set screw

  • (Mach.), a screw, sometimes cupped or printed at one end, and screwed through one part, as of a machine, tightly upon another part, to prevent the one from slipping upon the other.
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set shot

  • noun a two-handed basketball shot from a stationary position
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Set speech

  • a speech carefully prepared before it is delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech.
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set square

  • noun a try square with an adjustable sliding head
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set theory

  • noun the branch of pure mathematics that deals with the nature and relations of sets
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set to music

  • verb write (music) for (a text)
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set up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
  • verb construct, build, or erect
    put up; rear; raise; erect.
    • Raise a barn
  • verb get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set; lay out.
    • set up an experiment
    • set the table
    • lay out the tools for the surgery
  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    arrange.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
    • set up an election
  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; ensnare; frame.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb produce
    effect; effectuate.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave
  • verb set up for use
    instal; install; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • verb place
    instal; establish; install.
    • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz
  • verb arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
    rig.
    • rig an election
  • verb erect and fasten
    pitch.
    • pitch a tent
  • verb arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    put; order; arrange.
    • arrange my schedule
    • set up one's life
    • I put these memories with those of bygone times
  • verb equip with sails or masts
    rig; set.
    • rig a ship
  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; gear up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill
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set upon

  • verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    beset.
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set-apart

  • adjective satellite being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    separated; detached; isolated.
    • she felt detached from the group
    • could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson
    • thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
    • had a set-apart feeling
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set-aside

  • adjective satellite reserved in advance
    booked; engaged.
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set-back

  • noun structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    setoff; offset.
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set-fair

Set"-fair` noun
Definitions
  1. In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface. Knight.
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set-off

Set"-off` noun
Etymology
Set + off.
Definitions
  1. That which is set off against another thing; an offset.
    I do not contemplate such a heroine as a set-off to the many sins imputed to me as committed against woman. D. Jerrold.
  2. That which is used to improve the appearance of anything; a decoration; an ornament.
  3. (Law) A counterclaim; a cross debt or demand; a distinct claim filed or set up by the defendant against the plaintiff's demand. Set-off differs from recoupment, as the latter generally grows out of the same matter or contract with the plaintiff's claim, while the former grows out of distinct matter, and does not of itself deny the justice of the plaintiff's demand. Offset is sometimes improperly used for the legal term set-off. See Recoupment.
  4. (Arch.) Same as Offset, n., 4.
  5. (Print.) See Offset, 7. Syn. -- Set-off, Offset. -- Offset originally denoted that which branches off or projects, as a shoot from a tree, but the term has long been used in America in the sense of set-off. This use is beginning to obtain in England; though Macaulay uses set-off, and so, perhaps, do a majority of English writers.
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set-stitched

Set"-stitched` adjective
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  1. Stitched according to a formal pattern. "An old set-stiched chair, valanced, and fringed with party-colored worsted bobs." Sterne.
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set-to

  • noun a brief but vigorous fight
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Set"-to` noun
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  1. A contest in boxing, in an argument, or the like. Colloq. Halliwell.
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setting hen

  • noun a domestic hen ready to brood
    broody hen; sitter; broody; brood hen.
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sharp-set

  • adjective satellite extremely hungry
    ravenous; esurient; starved; famished.
    • they were tired and famished for food and sleep
    • a ravenous boy
    • the family was starved and ragged
    • fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
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Sharp"-set` adjective
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  1. Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.
    The town is sharp-set on new plays. Pope.
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sight setting

  • noun the adjustment of a gunsight for elevation and windage on a particular range under favorable light conditions
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smart set

  • noun the fashionable elite
    bon ton; society; beau monde; high society.
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stage set

  • noun representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
    set.
    • the sets were meticulously authentic
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stage setting

  • noun arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
    setting; mise en scene.
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Tea set

  • noun a set of china or silverware for serving tea
    tea service.
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  • a tea service.
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telephone set

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    phone; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
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television set

  • noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    goggle box; television; boob tube; tv; television receiver; telly; idiot box; television set.
    • the British call a tv set a telly
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To put, ∨ set, one on his feet

  • to put one in a position to go on; to assist to start.
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To bid defiance, To set at defiance

  • to defy; to disregard recklessly or contemptuously.
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To go about, To set about

  • to undertake; to arrange; to prepare. "Shall we set about some revels? Shak.
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To make a dead set

  • to make a determined onset, literally or figuratively.
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To put (∨ getset) the cart before the horse

  • to invert the order of related facts or ideas, as by putting an effect for a cause.
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To set (the iron of a plane, etc.) rank

  • to set so as to take off a thick shaving. Moxon.
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To set, ∨ To put, up, ∨ down, one's staff

  • to take up one's residence; to lodge. Obs.
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To set, ∨ To set up, one's rest

  • to have a settled determination; from an old game of cards, when one so expressed his intention to stand or rest upon his hand. Obs. Shak. Bacon.
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To set a sail

  • (Naut.), to extend or spread a sail to the wind.
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To set a saw

  • to bend each tooth a little, every alternate one being bent to one side, and the intermediate ones to the other side, so that the opening made by the saw may be a little wider than the thickness of the back, to prevent the saw from sticking.
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To set a sponge

  • (Cookery), to leaven a small mass of flour, to be used in leavening a larger quantity.
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To set a trap, snare, ∨ gin

  • to put it in a proper condition or position to catch prey; hence, to lay a plan to deceive and draw another into one's power.
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To set about

  • to commence; to begin.
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To set abroach

  • . See Abroach. Obs. Shak.
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To set against

  • to oppose; to set in comparison with, or to oppose to, as an equivalent in exchange; as, to set one thing against another.
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To set agoing

  • to cause to move.
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To set apart

  • to separate to a particular use; to separate from the rest; to reserve.
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To set aside

  • (Law), to annul or defeat the effect or operation of, by a subsequent decision of the same or of a superior tribunal; to declare of no authority; as, to set aside a verdict or a judgment.
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To set at defiance

  • to defy.
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To set at ease

  • to quiet; to tranquilize; as, to set the heart at ease.
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To set at naught

  • to undervalue; to contemn; to despise. "Ye have set at naught all my counsel." Prov. i. 25.
  • to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. "Ye have set at naught all my counsel."
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To set at work, ∨ To set to work

  • . (a) To cause to enter on work or action, or to direct how tu enter on work. (b) To apply one's self; used reflexively.
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To set before

  • . (a) To bring out to view before; to exhibit. (b) To propose for choice to; to offer to.
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To set by

  • . (a) To set apart or on one side; to reject. (b) To attach the value of (anything) to . "I set not a straw by thy dreamings." Chaucer.
  • to value, to esteem.
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To set by the compass

  • to observe and note the bearing or situation of by the compass.
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To set case

  • to suppose; to assume. Cf. Put case, under Put, v. t. Obs. Chaucer.
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To set down

  • . (a) To enter in writing; to register.
    Some rules were to be set down for the government of the army. Clarendon.
    (b) To fix; to establish; to ordain.
    This law we may name eternal, being that order which God . . . hath set down with himself, for himself to do all things by. Hooker.
    (c) To humiliate.
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To set eyes on

  • to see; to behold; to fasten the eyes on.
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To set fire to, ∨ To set on fire

  • to communicate fire to; fig., to inflame; to enkindle the passions of; to irritate.
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To set flying

  • (Naut.), to hook to halyards, sheets, etc., instead of extending with rings or the like on a stay; said of a sail.
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To set forth

  • . (a) To manifest; to offer or present to view; to exhibt; to display. (b) To publish; to promulgate; to make appear . Waller. (c) To send out; to prepare and send. Obs.
    The Venetian admiral had a fleet of sixty galleys, set forth by the Venetians. Knolles.
  • to begin a journey.
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To set forward

  • . (a) To cause to advance. (b) To promote.
  • to move or march; to begin to march; to advance.
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To set free

  • to release from confinement, imprisonment, or bondage; to liberate; to emancipate.
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To set in

  • to put in the way; to begin; to give a start to. Obs.
    If you please to assist and set me in, I will recollect myself. Collier.
  • . (a) To begin; to enter upon a particular state; as, winter set in early . (b) To settle one's self; to become established . "When the weather was set in to be very bad." Addyson. (c) To flow toward the shore; said of the tide.
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To set in order

  • to adjust or arrange; to reduce to method. "The rest will I set in order when I come." 1 Cor. xi. 34.
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To set light by

  • to undervalue; to slight; to treat as of no importance; to despise.
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To set milk

  • . (a) To expose it in open dishes in order that the cream may rise to the surface. (b) To cause it to become curdled as by the action of rennet . See 4 (e).
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To set much, ∨ little, by

  • to care much, or little, for.
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To set of

  • to value; to set by. Obs. "I set not an haw of his proverbs." Chaucer.
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To set off

  • . (a) To separate from a whole; to assign to a particular purpose; to portion off; as, to set off a portion of an estate. (b) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish .
    They . . . set off the worst faces with the best airs. Addison.
    (c) To give a flattering description of.
  • . (a) To enter upon a journey; to start . (b) (Typog.) To deface or soil the next sheet; said of the ink on a freshly printed sheet, when another sheet comes in contract with it before it has had time to dry.
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To set off against

  • to place against as an equivalent; as, to set off one man's services against another's.
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To set onupon

  • . (a) To incite; to instigate. "Thou, traitor, hast set on thy wife to this." Shak. (b) To employ, as in a task. " Set on thy wife to observe." Shak. (c) To fix upon; to attach strongly to; as, to set one's heart or affections on some object. See definition 2, above.
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To set onupon

  • . (a) To begin, as a journey or enterprise; to set about.
    He that would seriously set upon the search of truth. Locke.
    (b) To assault; to make an attack. Bacon.
    Cassio hath here been set on in the dark. Shak.
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To set on fire

  • to inflame; to kindle.
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To set on foot

  • to set going; to put in motion; to start.
  • to put in motion; to originate; as, to set on foot a subscription.
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To set on work

  • to cause to begin laboring; to set to work. Obs. Hooker.
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To set one's cap

  • to make a fool of one. (Obs.) Chaucer.
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To set one's cap for

  • to try to win the favor of a man with a view to marriage. Colloq.
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To set one's self against

  • to place one's self in a state of enmity or opposition to.
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To set one's teeth

  • to press them together tightly.
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To set out

  • . (a) To assign; to allot; to mark off; to limit; as, to set out the share of each proprietor or heir of an estate; to set out the widow's thirds. (b) To publish, as a proclamation . Obs. (c) To adorn; to embellish.
    An ugly woman, in rich habit set out with jewels, nothing can become. Dryden.
    (d) To raise, equip, and send forth; to furnish. R.
    The Venetians pretend they could set out, in case of great necessity, thirty men-of-war. Addison.
    (e) To show; to display; to recommend; to set off.
    I could set out that best side of Luther. Atterbury.
    (f) To show; to prove. R. "Those very reasons set out how heinous his sin was." Atterbury. (g) (Law) To recite; to state at large.
  • to begin a journey or course; as, to set out for London, or from London; to set out in business;to set out in life or the world.
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To set over

  • . (a) To appoint or constitute as supervisor, inspector, ruler, or commander. (b) To assign; to transfer; to convey.
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To set right

  • to correct; to put in order.
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To set sail

  • (Naut.), to unfurl or spread the sails; hence, to begin a voyage.
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To set steven

  • to make an appointment. Obs.
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To set store by

  • to consider valuable.
  • to value greatly; to have a high appreciation of.
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To set the eyes on

  • to see; to have a sight of.
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To set the fashion

  • to determine what shall be the fashion; to establish the mode.
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To set the hand to

  • to engage in; to undertake.
    That the Lord thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to. Deut. xxiii. 20.
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To set the heart at rest

  • to put one's self at ease.
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To set the heart upon

  • to fix the desires on; to long for earnestly; to be very fond of.
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To set the land

  • to see by the compass how the land bears from the ship.
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To set the palette

  • (Paint.), to lay upon it the required pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use of them in a picture.
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To set the teeth on edge

  • to affect the teeth with a disagreeable sensation, as when acids are brought in contact with them.
  • to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
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To set the watch

  • (Naut.), to place the starboard or port watch on duty.
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To set to

  • to attach to; to affix to. "He . . . hath set to his seal that God is true." John iii. 33.
  • to apply one's self to.
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To set to rights, To put to rights

  • to put in good order; to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order.
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To set to sale

  • to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. Obs.
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To set to work

  • to employ; to cause to engage in any business or labor.
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To set up

  • . (a) To erect; to raise; to elevate; as, to set up a building, or a machine; to set up a post, a wall, a pillar. (b) Hence, to exalt; to put in power . "I will . . . set up the throne of David over Israel." 2 Sam. iii. 10. (c) To begin, as a new institution; to institute; to establish; to found; as, to set up a manufactory; to set up a school. (d) To enable to commence a new business; as, to set up a son in trade . (e) To place in view; as, to set up a mark . (f) To raise; to utter loudly; as, to set up the voice .
    I'll set up such a note as she shall hear. Dryden.
    (g) To advance; to propose as truth or for reception; as, to set up a new opinion or doctrine. T. Burnet. (h) To raise from depression, or to a sufficient fortune; as, this good fortune quite set him up. (i) To intoxicate . Slang (j) (Print.) To put in type; as, to set up copy; to arrange in words, lines, etc., ready for printing; as, to set up type.
  • . (a) To begin business or a scheme of life; as, to set up in trade; to set up for one's self. (b) To profess openly; to make pretensions .
    Those men who set up for mortality without regard to religion, are generally but virtuous in part. Swift.
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To set up the rigging

  • (Naut.), to make it taut by means of tackles. R. H. Dana, Jr.
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Toilet service, Toilet set

  • earthenware, glass, and other utensils for a dressing room.
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train set

  • noun a toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on
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trend setting

  • noun the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion
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trend-setting

  • adjective satellite initiating or popularizing a trend
    trendsetting.
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tv set

  • noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    goggle box; television; boob tube; tv; television receiver; telly; idiot box; television set.
    • the British call a tv set a telly
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universal set

  • noun (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration
    • all other sets are subsets of the universal set
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well-set

  • adjective satellite strongly and firmly constructed
    well-knit.
    • a well-knit argument
    • a well-knit theatrical production
    • well-knit athletes
    • a sailor short but well-set"- Alexander Hamilton
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Well"-set` adjective
Definitions
  1. Properly or firmly set.
  2. Well put together; having symmetry of parts.
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