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Meaning of "set" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SET

Old English settan, causative of sittan to sit; related to Old Frisian setta, Old High German sezzan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SET

set  [sɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Set is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb set in English.

WHAT DOES SET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Set

Set may refer to: A piece of equipment or several related objects or events ▪ Chemistry set ▪ Chess set ▪ Construction set ▪ Radio set ▪ Tea set ▪ Television set...

Definition of set in the English dictionary

The first definition of set in the dictionary is to put or place in position or into a specified state or condition. Other definition of set is to put or be put ; apply or be applied. Set is also to put into order or readiness for use; prepare.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SET

PRESENT

Present
I set
you set
he/she/it sets
we set
you set
they set
Present continuous
I am setting
you are setting
he/she/it is setting
we are setting
you are setting
they are setting
Present perfect
I have set
you have set
he/she/it has set
we have set
you have set
they have set
Present perfect continuous
I have been setting
you have been setting
he/she/it has been setting
we have been setting
you have been setting
they have been setting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I set
you set
he/she/it set
we set
you set
they set
Past continuous
I was setting
you were setting
he/she/it was setting
we were setting
you were setting
they were setting
Past perfect
I had set
you had set
he/she/it had set
we had set
you had set
they had set
Past perfect continuous
I had been setting
you had been setting
he/she/it had been setting
we had been setting
you had been setting
they had been setting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will set
you will set
he/she/it will set
we will set
you will set
they will set
Future continuous
I will be setting
you will be setting
he/she/it will be setting
we will be setting
you will be setting
they will be setting
Future perfect
I will have set
you will have set
he/she/it will have set
we will have set
you will have set
they will have set
Future perfect continuous
I will have been setting
you will have been setting
he/she/it will have been setting
we will have been setting
you will have been setting
they will have been setting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would set
you would set
he/she/it would set
we would set
you would set
they would set
Conditional continuous
I would be setting
you would be setting
he/she/it would be setting
we would be setting
you would be setting
they would be setting
Conditional perfect
I would have set
you would have set
he/she/it would have set
we would have set
you would have set
they would have set
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been setting
you would have been setting
he/she/it would have been setting
we would have been setting
you would have been setting
they would have been setting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you set
we let´s set
you set
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to set
Past participle
set
Present Participle
setting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SET

set about
set against
set aside
set at naught
set back
set by the ears
set chisel
set designer
set down
set eyes on
set fire to
set forth
set in
set menu
set off
set on
set on foot
set one´s cap for
set one´s face against

WORDS THAT END LIKE SET

basket
bet
budget
cabinet
carpet
diet
et
factory outlet
feet
forget
get
gilet
het
in the secret
internet
jet
let
magnet
man in the street
on the market

Synonyms and antonyms of set in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «set» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of set
activate · adjust · agreed · aim · allocate · allot · appoint · appointed · arrange · artificial · assemblage · assign · assortment · attitude · backdrop · band · batch · bearing · cake · carriage · circle · class · clique · coagulate · collection · company · compendium · compulsory · condense · congeal · conventional · coordinate · coterie · create · crew · crowd · crystallize · customary · decided · decline · decree · deep-rooted · deep-seated · definite · deposit · designate · determine · dip · direct · disappear · embed · ensemble · entrenched · establish · established · expression · faction · fasten · firm · fit · fix · fix up · fixed · flats · formal · found · gang · gel · gelatinize · give · go down · gogglebox · group · hackneyed · hang · hard and fast · harden · hardened · hidebound · idiot box · immovable · impose · inflexible · ingrained · install · institute · jell · kit · lay · lay down · leave · locate · located · lodge · look · make ready · mount · name · ordain · orientate · outfit · park · perched · place · planned · plant · plonk · plump · point · position · posse · posture · prearranged · predetermined · prepare · prescribe · prescribed · programme · provide · put · receiver · recommended · rectify · regular · regulate · required · rest · rigid · routine · scene · scenery · schedule · scheduled · schism · sect · series · set up · setting · settle · settled · sink · situate · situated · small screen · solidify · specified · specify · spread · stage set · standard · station · steer · stereotyped · stick · stiffen · stock · strict · stubborn · subside · switch on · synchronize · television · telly · the box · the tube · thicken · traditional · train · turn · turn on · unchanging · unvarying · usual · vanish

Translation of «set» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SET

Find out the translation of set to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of set from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «set» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一套
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juego
570 millions of speakers

English

set
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَجْمُوعَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

набор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conjunto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ensemble
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ditetapkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Satz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひとそろい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한 벌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyetel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொகுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेट करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

set
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

set
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zestaw
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

набір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

set
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σετ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

set
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of set

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SET»

The term «set» is very widely used and occupies the 452 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «set» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «set» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about set

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10 QUOTES WITH «SET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word set.
1
Erich Bergen
I've been performing since I was very little, about three years old. I was inspired at first by the MTV artists of the '80s and started putting on 'shows' in the apartment, most of them set to Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album. In my mind, there was a full lighting rig behind me... but it was just a couch.
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Danny Bonaduce
I often say television is not a job for grown men. You go to a set, they pick out your clothes for you, they tell you where to stand, what to say, and your chair has your name on it in case you can't find a place to sit.
3
John Boyega
'Attack The Block' is an alien invasion film set in South London. It's about a group of kids who are some petty thugs, who have to find the hero in themselves, when they attack.
4
Bailey Chase
'Saving Grace,' even though fictionally it was set in Oklahoma, we shot it right outside of L.A.
5
Corey Clark
At the end of the day, it is about the album and book and also about setting the record straight, because 'American Idol' has done a great job of defaming my name and throwing a lot of mud at me for the past two years. So that set up a lot of roadblocks for me.
6
Bette Davis
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
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Sandra Dee
Me, I'm good at nothing but walking on the set with a pretty dress.
8
Andy Dick
There are all kinds of addictions, and I've got every single one. If you set me in front of anything, I will do it until I ram it into the ground and it's done working for me.
9
Peter Eisenman
The guy who sits in front of the TV set with headphones on has lost the capacity to react to the tactile environment.
10
Chiwetel Ejiofor
I don't tend to offer up a critique unless I have a clearly formulated alternative, because there's nothing worse than people on a set or any kind of artistic life who critique something but who don't have anything to offer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SET»

Discover the use of set in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to set and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Naive Set Theory
The reader should derive from this volume a maximum of understanding of the theorems of set theory and of their basic importance in the study of mathematics." --PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH
P. R. Halmos, 1960
2
Axiomatic Set Theory
Geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this treatment examines the basic paradoxes and history of set theory and advanced topics such as relations and functions, equipollence, more. 1960 edition.
Patrick Suppes, 1972
3
Elements of Set Theory
This book starts with material that nobody can do without. There is no end to what can be learned of set theory, but here is a beginning.
Herbert B. Enderton, 1977
4
Discovering Modern Set Theory: The basics
Recommended. --Monatshefte fur Mathematik This book is an introduction to set theory for beginning graduate students who want to get a sound grounding in those aspects of set theory used extensively throughout other areas of mathematics.
Winfried Just, Martin Weese, 1996
5
Elementary Set Theory, Part I/II
This book provides students of mathematics with the minimum amount of knowledge in logic and set theory needed for a profitable continuation of their studies.
K.T. Leung, Doris Lai-chue Chen, 1992
6
Set Theory
This is a classic introduction to set theory, from the basics through to the modern tools of combinatorial set theory.
Andras Hajnal, Peter Hamburger, 1999
7
Fuzzy Set Theory—and Its Applications
Since its inception, the theory of fuzzy sets has advanced in a variety of ways and in many disciplines.
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, 2001
8
Algebraic Set Theory
This book offers a new algebraic approach to set theory.
Andri Joyal, Ieke Moerdijk, 1995
9
Classic Set Theory: For Guided Independent Study
Designed for undergraduate students of set theory, Classic Set Theory presents a modern perspective of the classic work of Georg Cantor and Richard Dedekin and their immediate successors.
D.C. Goldrei, 1996
10
Invariant Descriptive Set Theory
By illustrating the relevance of invariant descriptive set theory to other fields of mathematics, this self-contained book encourages readers to further explore this very active area of research.
Su Gao, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term set is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Harper Lee 'Go Set a Watchman' Fraud
Called away on family business, I was afraid I'd missed the sweet spot for commentary on the Harper Lee/“To Kill a Mockingbird”/“Go Set a Watchman” ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee review – 'moral ambition …
If we accept for argument's sake that Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's premature sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, has been intentionally published by its author, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
'Go Set A Watchman' Is A Revelation On Race, Not A Disappointment
Editor's note: spoilers ahead. I don't remember how old I was when I read To Kill A Mockingbird for the first time. But I do know that I loved it — which is why I was ... «NPR, Jul 15»
4
Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
The most dramatic feature of her “new” novel, “Go Set a Watchman” — written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but published 55 years afterward — is the revelation ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Go Set a Watchman review – more complex than Harper Lee's …
Chronologically, Go Set a Watchman is, in Hollywood arithmetic, a sort of Mockingbird 2, depicting the later lives of the Finch family – lawyer Atticus, his daughter ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman': Read the First Chapter
In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott. Titled 'Go Set a Watchman,' it was set in ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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This teen snuck onto the set of 'Orange Is the New Black' and staged …
The Monroe, New York, teenager was able to walk right onto the set of "Orange Is the New Black," the Netflix show that centers around a women's prison in ... «Business Insider, Jun 15»
8
Don't Set Process Without Input from Frontline Workers
You know those guys with the clipboards and checklists? Those annoying folks who drone on about compliance and procedure? Those sticklers who find ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jun 15»
9
What's wrong with this Target sign?
Appell pointed to the success of building sets geared toward girls -- like GoldieBlox, Roominate and Lego Friends -- as signs that the approach could make girls ... «CNN, Jun 15»
10
Companies Set Up Advisory Boards to Improve Digital Savvy
At least 50 Fortune 500 companies have set up digital advisory boards in the past five years, says George L. Davis, Jr., co-head of the global board practice for ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»

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