What is setting?

  • (noun): The context and environment in which something is set.
    Example: "The perfect setting for a ghost story"
    Synonyms: scene
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on setting:

Undead (Dungeons & Dragons) - Baelnorn
... Most of their appearances in modules, setting books, games, novels and the like are related to the old lords of Cormanthor/Myth Drannor, a fictional location in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting ... In the Forgotten Realms setting, Gold or Sun elves are the most likely to pursue this goal, but first must find the approval of various groups, sometimes including the Seldarine ...
Star Wars Galaxies - Setting
... The game launched with 10 planets Tatooine, Naboo, Corellia, Talus, Rori, Dantooine, Lok, Yavin IV, the forest moon of Endor, and Dathomir ... In the second expansion, Rage of the Wookiees, the Wookiee home planet Kashyyyk was added ...
Ode Of Remembrance - Musical Settings
... His setting of "For the Fallen" sparked some controversy as it was published shortly after another setting of the same poem by the composer Cyril Rootham ... Nottingham-based composer Alex Patterson also wrote a setting of the text in 2010 ...
Setting - Education
... Ability grouping, small groups formed within a single classroom Tracking (education), also called streaming, separating pupils by academic ability into groups for all subjects within a school The location where the education takes place, for example the classroom, known as the educational setting. ...
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
... The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting is a role-playing game sourcebook, first published in 1987 ... It details the Forgotten Realms setting and contains information on characters, locations and history, and sets specific rules for the Dungeons Dragons (often abbreviated ...

More definitions of "setting":

  • (noun): The physical position of something.
    Example: "He changed the setting on the thermostat"
  • (adj): (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon.
    Example: "The setting sun"
  • (noun): A table service for one person.
    Example: "A place setting of sterling flatware"
    Synonyms: place setting
  • (noun): Mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place.
    Synonyms: mount
  • (noun): Arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted.
    Synonyms: mise en scene, stage setting
  • (noun): The state of the environment in which a situation exists.
    Example: "You can't do that in a university setting"
    Synonyms: background, scope

Famous quotes containing the word setting:

    A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship—a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.
    Anthony Storr (b. 1920)

    We believe that Carlyle has, after all, more readers, and is better known to-day for this very originality of style, and that posterity will have reason to thank him for emancipating the language, in some measure, from the fetters which a merely conservative, aimless, and pedantic literary class had imposed upon it, and setting an example of greater freedom and naturalness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect.... This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century)