What is set?

  • (adj): .
    Example: "Set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    Synonyms: laid
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on set:

Science Fiction Set in The 23rd Century - Games - Computer Games
... Quake 4 is set in the year 2245, as stated in the USS Hannibal's terminals ... StarQuest Online is set around 2216 ... Aliens versus Predator 2, a computer game, is set between November 23, 2230 and January 7, 2231 ...
Ignition Magneto - Automobile
... engines as well as some early luxury cars have had dual-plugged systems with one set of plugs fired by a magneto, and the other set wired to a coil, dynamo, and ... ignition systems have almost always had a timing advance system which can set the timing to the best setting for the speed the engine is turning, improving power output and fuel efficiency ...
Star Frontiers - Products
... The basic boxed set was renamed "Alpha Dawn" after the expansions began publication ... It included two ten-sided dice, a large set of cardboard counters, and a folding map with a futuristic city on one side and various wilderness areas on the other for use with the included adventure ... A second boxed set called "Knight Hawks" followed shortly ...
200 Series Shinkansen - Preserved Examples
221-1 and 237-1 (ex-set E1, later F30) at Sendai General Shinkansen Depot 215-1, 222-1, 226-1 (all ex-set E1, later F30), and 249-5 (ex-set H5) stored outdoors at Sendai General Shinkansen ...
Instruction Set
... An instruction set, or instruction set architecture (ISA), is the part of the computer architecture related to programming, including the native data types, instructions, registers, addressing modes ... An ISA includes a specification of the set of opcodes (machine language), and the native commands implemented by a particular processor ... Instruction set architecture is distinguished from the microarchitecture, which is the set of processor design techniques used to implement the instruction set ...

More definitions of "set":

  • (verb): Put into a position that will restore a normal state.
    Example: "Set a broken bone"
  • (adj): Situated in a particular spot or position.
    Example: "A house set on a hilltop"
    Synonyms: located, placed, situated
  • (adj): (usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed.
    Example: "We are set to go at any time"
    Synonyms: fit, primed
  • (noun): The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon.
    Example: "Before the set of sun"
  • (adj): Being below the horizon.
    Example: "The moon is set"
  • (noun): Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals.
    Example: "The early sets ran on storage batteries"
  • (noun): Evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris.
    Synonyms: Seth
  • (verb): Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    Synonyms: fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up
  • (noun): A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way.
    Example: "The set of his mind was obvious"
    Synonyms: bent
  • (noun): The act of putting something in position.
    Example: "He gave a final set to his hat"
  • (verb): Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground.
    Synonyms: plant
  • (verb): Equip with sails, masts, etc..
    Synonyms: rig, set up
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Example: "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
    Synonyms: put, place, pose, position, lay
  • (verb): Fix in a border.
    Example: "The goldsmith set the diamond"
  • (verb): Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.
    Example: "Set the house afire"
  • (noun): Several exercises intended to be done in series.
    Synonyms: exercise set
  • (noun): Representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production.
    Synonyms: stage set
  • (verb): Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
    Synonyms: adjust, correct
  • (verb): Apply or start.
    Example: "Set fire to a building"
  • (verb): Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.
  • (noun): A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used.
    Example: "A set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
  • (verb): Fix conclusively or authoritatively.
    Example: "Set the rules"
    Synonyms: determine
  • (verb): Urge a dog to attack someone.
    Synonyms: sic
  • (verb): Get ready for a particular purpose or event.
    Example: "Set up an experiment"; "set the table"
    Synonyms: set up, lay out
  • (adj): Determined or decided upon as by an authority.
    Example: "The time set for the launching"
    Synonyms: determined, dictated
  • (verb): Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly.
    Example: "Set clocks or instruments"
  • (adj): Converted to solid form (as concrete).
    Synonyms: hardened
  • (noun): An unofficial association of people or groups.
    Example: "The smart set goes there"
    Synonyms: circle, band, lot
  • (noun): A unit of play in tennis or squash.
    Example: "They played two sets of tennis after dinner"
  • (adj): Fixed and unmoving.
    Example: "With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
    Synonyms: fixed, rigid
  • (verb): Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink).
    Synonyms: countersink
  • (verb): Establish as the highest level or best performance.
    Example: "Set a record"
    Synonyms: mark
  • (noun): (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols.
    Example: "The set of prime numbers is infinite"
  • (verb): Adapt for performance in a different way.
    Example: "Set this poem to music"
    Synonyms: arrange
  • (noun): (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way.
    Example: "The subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
    Synonyms: readiness

Famous quotes containing the word set:

    The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.... Where be your jibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.
    Steve Martin (b. 1945)