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Meaning of "setting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SETTING

setting  [ˈsɛtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SETTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Setting is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES SETTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Setting

Setting may refer to: ▪ A location where something is set ▪ Set construction in theatrical scenery ▪ Setting, the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction ▪ Setting up to fail a manipulative technique to engineer failure ▪ Stonesetting, in jewelry, when a diamond or gem is set into a frame or bed ▪ Campaign setting in role playing games ▪ In computers and electronics, the Computer configuration or options of the software or device ▪ Typesetting ▪ Set and setting, the context for psychedelic drug experiences ▪ Setting, the tightening of a knot...

Definition of setting in the English dictionary

The first definition of setting in the dictionary is the surroundings in which something is set; scene. Other definition of setting is the scenery, properties, or background, used to create the location for a stage play, film, etc. Setting is also a composition consisting of a certain text and music provided or arranged for it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SETTING


besetting
bɪˈsɛtɪŋ
blood-letting
ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ
filmsetting
ˈfɪlmˌsɛtɪŋ
go-getting
ˈɡəʊˌɡɛtɪŋ
jet-setting
ˈdʒɛtˌsɛtɪŋ
letting
ˈlɛtɪŋ
netting
ˈnɛtɪŋ
onsetting
ˈɒnˌsɛtɪŋ
pacesetting
ˈpeɪsˌsɛtɪŋ
petting
ˈpɛtɪŋ
photosetting
ˈfəʊtəʊˌsɛtɪŋ
phototypesetting
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ
quick-setting
ˌkwɪkˈsɛtɪŋ
sunsetting
ˈsʌnˌsɛtɪŋ
sweating
ˈswɛtɪŋ
thermosetting
ˌθɜːməʊˈsɛtɪŋ
typesetting
ˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ
upsetting
ʌpˈsɛtɪŋ
vetting
ˈvɛtɪŋ
wetting
ˈwɛtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SETTING

sett
settee
settee bed
setter
setterwort
setting lotion
setting rule
setting-up
setting-up exercises
settle
settle a score
settle accounts with
settle down
settle for
settle in
settle someone´s hash
settle with
settleable
settled
settledness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SETTING

accounting
admitting
batting
betting
chatting
committing
cutting
emitting
fitting
formatting
knitting
permitting
plotting
putting
resetting
sitting
spitting
splitting
spotting
submitting
transmitting

Synonyms and antonyms of setting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SETTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «setting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of setting
activate · adjust · agreed · aim · allocate · allot · appoint · appointed · arrange · artificial · assign · attitude · backdrop · background · bearing · cake · carriage · coagulate · compulsory · condense · congeal · context · conventional · coordinate · create · crystallize · customary · decided · decline · decree · deep-rooted · deep-seated · definite · deposit · designate · determine · dip · direct · disappear · embed · entrenched · establish · established · fasten · firm · fit · fix · fix up · fixed · formal · found · frame · gel · gelatinize · give · go down · hackneyed · hang · hard and fast · harden · hardened · hidebound · immovable · impose · inflexible · ingrained · install · institute · jell · lay · lay down · leave · locale · locate · located · location · lodge · make ready · mount · name · ordain · orientate · park · perched · perspective · place · planned · plant · plonk · plump · point · position · posture · prearranged · predetermined · prepare · prescribe · prescribed · programme · provide · put · recommended · rectify · regular · regulate · required · rest · rigid · routine · scene · scenery · schedule · scheduled · set · set up · setting · settle · settled · sink · site · situate · situated · solidify · specified · specify · spread · stage set · standard · station · steer · stereotyped · stick · stiffen · stock · strict · stubborn · subside · surround · surroundings · switch on · synchronize · thicken · traditional · train · turn · turn on · unchanging · unvarying · usual · vanish

Translation of «setting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SETTING

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

Translator English - Chinese

地点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marco
570 millions of speakers

English

setting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेटिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعداد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

установка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cenário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিন্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cadre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tetapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rahmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

環境
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ngatur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiết lập
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அமைப்பை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेटिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ambiente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ustawienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

установка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

setare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρύθμιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

instelling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inställning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innstilling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of setting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SETTING»

The term «setting» is very widely used and occupies the 2.589 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SETTING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «setting» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «setting» 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 setting

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10 QUOTES WITH «SETTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word setting.
1
Hobart Alter
People laughed at me for setting up a surf shop.
2
Karen Armstrong
But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value.
3
Desi Arnaz
A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
4
Bill Ayers
I don't regret setting bombs.
5
Johnny Bench
You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.
6
Neal Boortz
If I'm tapping anything, it's the frustration of people who have something to say at work or home or in some social setting and just can't do it. I do it for them. I don't take prisoners.
7
Bertolt Brecht
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
8
Les Brown
Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.
9
David D. Burns
Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills.
10
Tom Chatfield
From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SETTING»

Discover the use of setting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to setting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Book of Acts in Its Palestinian Setting
William Horbury "This fine collection work interprets Acts in the setting of ancient Judaea, Samaria, and Galilee.
Richard Bauckham, 1995
2
The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting
"The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting" locates the Book of Acts within various regional and cultural settings in the eastern Mediterranean.
David W. J. Gill, Conrad Gempf, 1994
3
Let's Review: Earth science-- the physical setting
Designed especially to help prepare students taking the New York State Regents Examination, this book makes a valuable supplementary text for high-school-level Earth Science classes throughout the country.
Edward J. Denecke, William H. Carr, 2008
4
Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting
How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting by author and instructor Ron Rozelle.
Ron Rozelle, 2005
5
Setting
Setting is the unifying element in most fiction, working in concert with plot, characterization and point of view. Here you'll explore how to use setting as the basis for creating dramatic, engaging stories.
Jack M. Bickham, 1999
6
New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance
This book concentrates on the last twenty years of research in the area of goal setting and performance at work.
Edwin A. Locke, Gary P. Latham, 2013
7
Setting Up a Nursery: A step-by-step guide
Setting up a nursery is a central reference work for anyone intending to become a provider of nursery care and education.
Sue Finch, 2001
8
Gender Setting: New Agendas for Media Monitoring and Advocacy
Research and activism, as this book shows, have now come together in the form of gender media monitoring - systematic data collection aimed at policy critique and practical change.".
Margaret Gallagher, 2001
9
The Book Thief
HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939.
Markus Zusak, 2008
10
Setting the Table
In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality.
Danny Meyer, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SETTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term setting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Change This Setting To Redirect Gmail To Google Inbox
If you're a fan of Google Inbox but sometimes mistakenly go to Gmail instead (whether through clicking on a Gmail link or bookmark), you can turn on a setting ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
2
Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs
Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
3
Small-business Q&A: Advice for setting your prices
A: Setting prices for products and services should be simple - cover costs, make a profit and appeal to customers. But there are more variables to the pricing ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
4
More Irena countries are setting renewable energy targets
A report, Renewable Energy Target Setting, launched on the sidelines of the event, revealed that 164 countries had adopted at least one type of target, up from ... «The National, Jun 15»
5
Aisling's Picks: Stop make-up sliding off your face with a setting spray
Fuschia Setting Spray (€20). x. It is around this time of the year that makeup starts to slide off the face and feel hot and sticky. A fresh mist like this one which ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
6
Changes may come to mayor's salary-setting process
The review of the salary-setting process was requested by the City Council's charter committee, which held a 40-minute meeting this afternoon. Silva, Vice Mayor ... «Stockton Record, May 15»
7
Record setting year for take-back program
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It was a record setting year for the Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County's annual prescription drug take-back program. Coalition ... «wlfi.com, Apr 15»
8
See consequences of distracted driving in a virtual setting
Lose your focus, and you'll experience the consequences of distracted driving within the virtual setting. Those a part of the project are hoping to reach out to ... «KXAN.com, Mar 15»
9
Personal Goal Setting
The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to ... «Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mar 15»
10
Setting exhibition explores jewellery as sculpture at Glen Eira City …
The show, aptly titled Setting, features the work of Meredith Turnbull, Anna Varendorff and Manon van Kouswijk, and veers between sculptural objects and ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 15»

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