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Definizione monolingua e traduzione set

Inglese grammatica



set (third-person singular simple present sets, present participle setting, simple past and past participle set)

  1. (transitive) To put (something) down, to rest.
    Set the tray there.
  2. (transitive) To determine or settle.
    to set the rent
  3. (transitive) To adjust.
    I set the alarm at 6 a.m.
  4. (transitive) To punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
  5. (transitive) To arrange with dishes and cutlery.
    Please set the table for our guests.
  6. (transitive) To introduce or describe.
    I’ll tell you what happened, but first let me set the scene.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Book III, chapter ii
      An incident which happened about this time will set the characters of these two lads more fairly before the discerning reader than is in the power of the longest dissertation.
  7. (transitive) To locate, to backdrop (a play, etc).
    He says he will set his next film in France.
  8. (transitive) To compile, to make (a crossword).
  9. (transitive) To prepare (a stage or film set).
  10. (transitive) To fit (someone) up in a situation.
  11. (transitive) To arrange (type).
    It was a complex page, but he set it quickly.
  12. (transitive) To devise and assign (work) to.
    The teacher set her students the task of drawing a foot.
  13. (transitive, archaic) to sit.
    He set down on the stool in the corner of the room.
  14. (transitive, volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
  15. (intransitive) To solidify.
    The glue sets in 4 minutes.
  16. (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as it rotates.
    The moon sets at 8:00 PM tonight.
  17. (transitive, bridge) To defeat a contract.
  18. (obsolete, now followed by ""out"", as in set out) To begin to move; to go forth.
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V
      The king is set from London, and the scene is now transported, gentles, to Southampton
  19. (intransitive, of fruit) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form.
    • 1906, Canada. Dept. of Agriculture. Fruit Branch, Fruit crop report
      In the Annapolis Valley, in spite of an irregular bloom, the fruit has set well and has, as yet, been little affected by scab.

Wikipedia set (plural sets)

  1. A matching collection of similar things.
    a set of tables
  2. A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
    a set of tools
  3. An object made up several parts
    a set of steps
  4. (set theory) A collection of zero or more objects, possibly infinite in size, and disregarding any order or repetition of the objects which may be contained within it.
  5. (in plural, “sets”, mathematics) (informal) Set theory.
  6. A group of people, usually meeting socially.
    the country set
  7. A punch for setting nails in wood.
    nail set
  8. The scenery for a film or play.
  9. (dance) The initial or basic formation of dancers.
  10. (exercise (sport)) A group of repetitions of a single exercise performed one after the other without rest.
    • 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, page 22.
      This is the fourth set of benchpresses.
  11. (tennis) A complete series of games, forming part of a match.
  12. (volleyball) A complete series of points, forming part of a match.
  13. (volleyball) The act of directing the ball to a teammate for an attack.
  14. A device for receiving broadcast radio waves; a radio or television.
    television set
  15. (poker, slang) Three of a kind in poker. In community card games, the term is usually reserved for a situation in which a pair in a players hand is matched by a single card on the board. Compare with trips.[1]
  16. (music) A musical performance by a band, disc jockey, etc., consisting of several musical pieces.
  17. A sett; a hole made and lived in by a badger.
  18. (music) A drum kit, a drum set.
    He plays the set on Saturdays.
  19. (horticulture) A small tuber or bulb used instead of seed, particularly onion sets and potato sets.
  20. The amount the teeth of a saw protrude to the side in order to create the kerf.

set (comparative more set, superlative most set)

  1. Fixed in position.
  2. Rigid, solidified.
  3. Ready, prepared.
    On your marks, get set, go!
    On your marks, set, go!
  4. Intent, determined (to do something).
    set on getting to his destination
  5. Prearranged.
    a set menu
  6. Fixed in one’s opinion.
    I’m set against the idea of smacking children to punish them.
  7. (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.


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