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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
A to Z, A to izzard, Brownian movement, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Zeitgeist, abet, accepted, accommodate, accord, accretion, acrid, aculeate, acuminate, acute, adapt, address, adhere, adherence, adhesion, adjust, adjust to, advance, aesthetic form, affix, affluence, afflux, affluxion, age group, agglomerate, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregate, aim, aim at, air, all, all and sundry, all ready, all set, allocate, allot, alpha and omega, anchor, anchored, angular motion, animus, annex, appoint, appropriate to, aptitude, aptness, archetype, armed, armed and ready, arrange, arranged, art form, ascending, ascent, ascertained, aspect, assemblage, assign, assign to, assigned, assimilate, assured, attach, attested, attitude, attune, authorize, axial motion, azimuth, back number, back-number, backed, backflowing, backing, backward motion, balking, balky, banal, band, barb, base, battalion, battery, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be seated, be with child, be-all, be-all and end-all, bear, bearing, bearings, bed, beginning and end, belay, bend, bend to, bent, bestow, bet, bevy, bewhiskered, bias, bigoted, block, block out, blood, blueprinted, body, bonded, booted and spurred, borne, bracket, branch, breed, briefed, brigade, broadcast, bromidic, brood, build, build in, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, bump, bunch, burden with, cabal, cabinet, cadre, cake, calcified, calculated, callous, calloused, camarilla, candy, career, carry, carry young, carve, case-hardened, cast, caste, category, cave, cave in, celestial navigation, cell, cement, cemented, certain, certified, character, charge, charmed circle, charted, chassis, chisel, chronic, cicatrize, cinch, circle, circumscribed, circumscript, clabber, clamp, clan, clasp, class, cleave, climbing, clinch, cling, cling to, clinging, clique, clock, close, close up, closed circle, clot, clotting, clump, cluster, clustering, coached, coagulate, coagulation, cock, cocked, cohere, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness, cohort, collection, common, commonplace, compaction, company, complement, comportment, compose, concourse, concrete, concretion, condensation, condense, conduce, configuration, confirm, confirmed, confluence, conflux, conformable, conformation, congeal, congealment, congelation, conglobation, conglomerate, conglomeration, console, consolidation, constant, constitution, consuetudinary, contingent, contribute, contrived, conventional, coordinate, copy, corny, corps, coterie, couple, course, cover, covey, cramp, create, crew, crosscurrent, crowd, crusted, crusty, crystallize, crystallized, curd, curdle, current, customary, cut, cut to, cut-and-dried, cutting, dead reckoning, decided, decisive, decline, decree, deep-dye, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-grounded, deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, define, defined, definite, defluxion, delimited, demand, demarcated, demeanor, denominate, deployed, deportment, deposit, descend, descending, descent, designate, designed, destine, detachment, detail, determinate, determine, determined, devised, diathesis, dibble, dictate, diehard, dip, direct, direction, direction line, directionize, dispose, disposition, disseminate, division, dogged, dogmatic, double-edged, downflow, downpour, downward motion, drift, driftage, drill, droop, drop, dry, dyed-in-the-wool, each and every, earmark, ebb, ebbing, eccentricity, edge, edged, edition, efform, elite, elite group, embed, embedded, embosomed, embossed, embrace, emplace, emplaced, encircled, engraft, engrafted, engrave, engraved, enjoin, ensconce, ensconced, entrench, entrenched, equalize, equipped, especial, establish, established, estate, etch, etched, everyday, everything, exact, exposure, faction, fade, familiar, familiarized, fanatic, fashion, fast, fasten, fasten upon, fastened, fate, featheredged, figuration, figure, figured, file, fine, firm, firmly established, fit, fix, fix on, fixed, fleet, flight, flinty, flood, flop, flop down, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flowing, fluency, flump, flump down, flush, flux, foment, forest, forge, form, formalize, format, formation, forward motion, fossilized, found, founder, frame, freeze to, freight with, frontage, fusty, game, gang, gear to, gel, gelatinate, gelatinize, generally accepted, genius, genre, gestate, get up steam, give way, glacial movement, glued, go, go down, good and ready, grade, graft, grain, granulate, granulated, grapple, grasp, graven, grind, groomed, ground, group, grouping, groupment, grow together, guaranteed, gush, hackney, hackneyed, hang on, hang together, hardened, hardheaded, harmonize, hatch, have a tendency, head, heading, headstrong, heal, heal over, hedged about, helmsmanship, hew, hold, hold a heading, hold on, hold together, homologate, homologize, hone, hornified, housing, hover, hug, idiosyncrasy, immovable, impact, implant, implanted, impose, impose on, impose upon, impress, impressed, impression, imprint, imprinted, in arms, in battle array, in readiness, in the bag, in the saddle, in the works, in-group, inclination, incline, incorrigible, incrassate, incrusted, incubate, inculcated, indelibly impressed, indicate, individualism, indurate, indurated, ineffectual, infix, infixed, inflexible, inflict on, inflict upon, inflow, informed, ingrain, ingrained, ingroup, ingrown, inner circle, inner form, inscribe, inseminate, inseparability, inspissate, install, installed, instigate, instilled, instruct, instrument, instrumentate, intent, intolerant, invest, inveterate, inwrought, irreversible, issue, jam, jammed, jell, jellify, jelly, junction, junta, junto, justify, keen, keen-edged, key to, kidney, kin, kit, knack, knead, knifelike, knit, knock out, knot, label, lapidified, lapse, lay, lay down, lay on, lay out, lay the foundation, layout, lead, lean, leaning, length and breadth, level, level at, levy, library, library edition, lick into shape, lie, limited, line, line of direction, line of march, line of position, load, loaded, loaded for bear, located, lodge, long-established, look to, look-alikes, lopper, lot, lower, loyal, lump, made sure, main current, mainstream, make, make an adaptation, make assignments, make fast, make obligatory, make plumb, make uniform, make up, makeup, mark, mark off, mark out for, mass, matching pair, matrix, mature, mean, measure, melodize, mental set, mention, methodized, mettle, mien, mill run, millrace, mind, mind-set, mint, mise-en-scene, mob, mobilized, modality, mode, model, mold, moor, moth-eaten, motion, mounting, movement, mulish, musicalize, musty, nailed down, name, narrow, nature, navigation, normal, nose, number, oblique motion, obstinate, obtaining, oilstone, old hat, old-line, on a rock, on bedrock, on ice, on the agenda, on the anvil, on the calendar, on the carpet, on the docket, on the mark, on the tapis, one and all, ongoing, onrush, onward course, open-and-shut, opinionated, orchestrate, ordain, order, ordinary, organized, orientation, ossified, out-group, outfit, outflow, overrun, overzealous, pack, package, package deal, pair, paltry, park, party, passage, pattern, peer group, perch, persevering, persist, pertinacious, petrified, phalanx, pi, pi a form, pick out, pigeonhole, pigheaded, pilotage, piloting, pin down, pitch, place, placed, planned, plant, planted, platitudinous, platoon, play, plop, plop down, plotted, plump, plunging, point, point at, point out, point to, popular, port, portion off, pose, posit, position, position line, positioned, posse, post, posted, pot, pour, prearranged, predicament, predilection, predisposition, preference, prepare, prepared, prepared and ready, prescribe, prescribed, prescriptive, presence, present, prevalent, prime, primed, print, printing, proclivity, progress, projected, proportion, prototype, proved, provided, provoke, psyched up, put, put down, put in, put in tune, put on, put to, put to music, put up, put upon, quarter, race, radial motion, radio, radio bearing, radio receiver, radio set, radio telescope, raise, random motion, range, rank, rating, rationalized, razor-edged, ready, ready for anything, received, receiver, receiving set, reconcile, rectify, redound to, reflowing, refluence, reflux, reforest, regiment, regression, regular, regulate, regulation, regurgitate, reinforced, remain seated, require, reserve, reset, resolute, resolved, restive, restrict, restrict to, retimber, retrogression, right, right itself, rigid, rigidified, ring, ripe, rising, riveted, roost, root, rooted, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, rubric, run, rush, saddle with, sag, salon, sapling, scab over, scatter seed, scenery, schedule, scheduled, schematized, school edition, scion, sclerotic, score, screw up, sculpt, sculpture, seat, seated, section, secure, seed, seed down, seedling, select, self-willed, seminate, sept, series, serve, set apart, set aside, set in, set in print, set off, set on, set right, set to, set to music, set toward, set up, setting, settle, settle down, settled, settled in habit, shape, shaped, sharp, sharpen, shoot, show a tendency, sideward motion, sight on, significant form, signify, similarize, sink, sink down, sinking, sit, sit down, situate, situated, slant, slip, slouch, slump, slump down, small, soaring, solidification, solidified, solidify, sot, sound, sow, sow broadcast, spate, special, specialize, specific, specified, specify, spiculate, spotted, spread, sprig, sprout, spur, squad, square, stabilized, stable, stage, stage set, stage setting, stake, stale, stamp, standard, staple, state, stated, station, stationed, status, staunch, stay, stay put, steadfast, steady, steam up, steeled, steely, steer, steerage, steering, stereotype, stereotyped, sternway, stick, stick together, sticking, stiff-necked, stiffened, stipulate, stipulated, stir up, stock, strain, strap, strategetic, strategic, stratum, streak, stream, strengthened, string, stripe, strong-willed, strongheaded, strop, structure, stubborn, stuck, style, subdivision, subgroup, subject to, submerge, submit, suborder, subside, subsiding, sucker, suit, suite, sulky, sullen, sur le tapis, surge, surge back, surrounded, swag, swing, sync, synchronize, systematized, tactical, tag, tailor, take a set, take hold of, talent, taped, taper, task, tax, team, temper, temperament, tenacious, tend, tend to go, tendency, tenor, tested, the corpus, the ensemble, the entirety, the general tendency, the lot, the main course, the whole, the whole range, thermoform, thick, thicken, thorough, threadbare, tide, tight, tighten, time spirit, time-honored, timeworn, title, tone, toughened, track, trade book, trade edition, traditional, train, train upon, traject, trajet, transcribe, transplant, transpose, trend, tribe, trice up, tried, trim, trim to, trite, troop, troupe, true, true up, truistic, tune, turn, turn of mind, turn upon, twig, twins, twist, two-edged, type, unbending, uncooperative, undeflectable, undercurrent, undertow, unflappable, unoriginal, unregenerate, unshaken, unswerving, unyielding, up in arms, upward motion, usual, verge, vest, vested, vigilant, vitrified, volume, wager, warm up, warmed-over, warp, warranted, water flow, way, we-group, wedge, wedged, weight down with, well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-known, well-prepared, well-set, well-settled, well-worn, whet, whip up, widespread, willful, wind, wind up, wing, wireless, wireless set, wonted, work, work toward, worked out, worn, worn thin, write, yoke with
Dictionary Results for set:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or
           strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to
           drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream";
           "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"
           [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]
    2: fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare";
       "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor
       Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain" [syn: fixed,
       set, rigid]
    3: situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable
       centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed
       artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a
       quiet riverbank" [syn: located, placed, set,
    4: set down according to a plan: "a carefully laid table with
       places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern" [syn:
       laid, set]
    5: being below the horizon; "the moon is set"
    6: determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and
       place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of
       surrender"; "the time set for the launching" [syn:
       determined, dictated, set]
    7: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: hardened,
    n 1: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and
         are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a
         set of teeth"
    2: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols;
       "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
    3: several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four
       sets of the incline bench press" [syn: set, exercise set]
    4: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties
       used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the
       sets were meticulously authentic" [syn: stage set, set]
    5: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set
       goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: set, circle,
       band, lot]
    6: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular
       way; "the set of his mind was obvious" [syn: bent, set]
    7: the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final
       set to his hat"
    8: a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of
       tennis after dinner"
    9: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or
       crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the
       set of the glue" [syn: hardening, solidifying,
       solidification, set, curing]
    10: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high
        square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
        [syn: Set, Seth]
    11: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before
        the set of sun"
    12: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a
        particular way; "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" [syn: set, readiness]
    13: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or
        tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
    v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
         things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
         scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a
         certain point" [syn: put, set, place, pose,
         position, lay]
    2: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules" [syn:
       determine, set]
    3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify
       the parameters" [syn: specify, set, determine,
       define, fix, limit]
    4: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a
       record" [syn: set, mark]
    5: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state;
       "set the house afire"
    6: fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
    7: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular
       purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready
       for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town
       after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: fix, prepare, set
       up, ready, gear up, set]
    8: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set
       clocks or instruments"
    9: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize,
       localise, place]
    10: disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these
        days" [syn: set, go down, go under] [ant: ascend,
        come up, rise, uprise]
    11: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to
        music" [syn: arrange, set]
    12: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;
        "Let's plant flowers in the garden" [syn: plant, set]
    13: apply or start; "set fire to a building"
    14: become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the
        enzyme" [syn: jell, set, congeal]
    15: set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these
        words in italics" [syn: typeset, set]
    16: put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a
        broken bone"
    17: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a
        countersink) [syn: set, countersink]
    18: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
    19: urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the
        intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
        [syn: sic, set]
    20: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn:
        place, put, set]
    21: equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship" [syn: rig, set,
        set up]
    22: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an
        experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the
        surgery" [syn: set up, lay out, set]
    23: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a
        standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment
        of the front wheels" [syn: adjust, set, correct]
    24: bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify" [syn: fructify,
    25: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn:
        dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Set \Set\ (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Set; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Setting.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian,
   OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel.
   setja, Sw. s[aum]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative
   from the root of E. sit. [root]154. See Sit, and cf.
   1. To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or
      attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to
      fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a
      book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest
      or trunk on its bottom or on end.
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            I do set my bow in the cloud.         --Gen. ix. 13.
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   2. Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else,
      or in or upon a certain place.
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            Set your affection on things above.   --Col. iii. 2.
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            The Lord set a mark upon Cain.        --Gen. iv. 15.
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   3. To make to assume specified place, condition, or
      occupation; to put in a certain condition or state
      (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
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            The Lord thy God will set thee on high. --Deut.
                                                  xxviii. 1.
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            I am come to set a man at variance against his
            father, and the daughter against her mother. --Matt.
                                                  x. 35.
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            Every incident sets him thinking.     --Coleridge.
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   4. To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to
      render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or
      condition to. Specifically: 
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      (a) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a
          spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass;
          as, to set a coach in the mud.
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                They show how hard they are set in this
                particular.                       --Addison.
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      (b) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make
          unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or
          rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
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                His eyes were set by reason of his age. --1
                                                  Kings xiv. 4.
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                On these three objects his heart was set.
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                Make my heart as a millstone, set my face as a
                flint.                            --Tennyson.
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      (c) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant;
          as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
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      (d) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to
          place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid
          something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass
          in a sash.
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                And him too rich a jewel to be set
                In vulgar metal for a vulgar use. --Dryden.
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      (e) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into
          curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
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   5. To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to
      regulate; to adapt. Specifically:
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      (a) To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare;
          as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
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                Tables for to sette, and beddes make. --Chaucer.
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      (b) To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to
          set the sails of a ship.
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      (c) To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the
          keynote; as, to set a psalm. --Fielding.
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      (d) To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to
          replace; as, to set a broken bone.
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      (e) To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a
          watch or a clock.
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      (f) (Masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the
          blocks of cut stone in a structure.
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   6. To stake at play; to wager; to risk.
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            I have set my life upon a cast,
            And I will stand the hazard of the die. --Shak.
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   7. To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare
      for singing.
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            Set thy own songs, and sing them to thy lute.
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   8. To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a
      time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
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   9. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to
      variegate with objects placed here and there.
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            High on their heads, with jewels richly set,
            Each lady wore a radiant coronet.     --Dryden.
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            Pastoral dales thin set with modern farms.
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   10. To value; to rate; -- with at.
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             Be you contented, wearing now the garland,
             To have a son set your decrees at naught. --Shak.
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             I do not set my life at a pin's fee. --Shak.
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   11. To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other
       game; -- said of hunting dogs.
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   12. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to
       assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be
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   13. To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill. [Scot.]
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   14. (Print.) To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.;
       as, to set type; to set a page.
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   To set abroach. See Abroach. [Obs.] --Shak.

   To set against, to oppose; to set in comparison with, or to
      oppose to, as an equivalent in exchange; as, to set one
      thing against another.

   To set agoing, to cause to move.

   To set apart, to separate to a particular use; to separate
      from the rest; to reserve.

   To set a saw, to bend each tooth a little, every alternate
      one being bent to one side, and the intermediate ones to
      the other side, so that the opening made by the saw may be
      a little wider than the thickness of the back, to prevent
      the saw from sticking.

   To set aside.
       (a) To leave out of account; to pass by; to omit; to
           neglect; to reject; to annul.
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                 Setting aside all other considerations, I will
                 endeavor to know the truth, and yield to that.
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       (b) To set apart; to reserve; as, to set aside part of
           one's income.
       (c) (Law) See under Aside.

   To set at defiance, to defy.

   To set at ease, to quiet; to tranquilize; as, to set the
      heart at ease.

   To set at naught, to undervalue; to contemn; to despise.
      "Ye have set at naught all my counsel." --Prov. i. 25.

   To set a trap To set a snare, or To set a gin, to put
      it in a proper condition or position to catch prey; hence,
      to lay a plan to deceive and draw another into one's

   To set at work, or To set to work.
       (a) To cause to enter on work or action, or to direct how
           tu enter on work.
       (b) To apply one's self; -- used reflexively.

   To set before.
       (a) To bring out to view before; to exhibit.
       (b) To propose for choice to; to offer to.

   To set by.
       (a) To set apart or on one side; to reject.
       (b) To attach the value of (anything) to. "I set not a
           straw by thy dreamings." --Chaucer.

   To set by the compass, to observe and note the bearing or
      situation of by the compass.

   To set case, to suppose; to assume. Cf. Put case, under
      Put, v. t. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   To set down.
       (a) To enter in writing; to register.
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                 Some rules were to be set down for the
                 government of the army.          --Clarendon.
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       (b) To fix; to establish; to ordain.
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                 This law we may name eternal, being that order
                 which God . . . hath set down with himself, for
                 himself to do all things by.     --Hooker.
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       (c) To humiliate.

   To set eyes on, to see; to behold; to fasten the eyes on.

   To set fire to, or To set on fire, to communicate fire
      to; fig., to inflame; to enkindle the passions of; to

   To set flying (Naut.), to hook to halyards, sheets, etc.,
      instead of extending with rings or the like on a stay; --
      said of a sail.

   To set forth.
       (a) To manifest; to offer or present to view; to exhibt;
           to display.
       (b) To publish; to promulgate; to make appear. --Waller.
       (c) To send out; to prepare and send. [Obs.]
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                 The Venetian admiral had a fleet of sixty
                 galleys, set forth by the Venetians. --Knolles.
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   To set forward.
       (a) To cause to advance.
       (b) To promote.

   To set free, to release from confinement, imprisonment, or
      bondage; to liberate; to emancipate.

   To set in, to put in the way; to begin; to give a start to.
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            If you please to assist and set me in, I will
            recollect myself.                     --Collier.
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   To set in order, to adjust or arrange; to reduce to method.
      "The rest will I set in order when I come." --1 Cor. xi.

   To set milk.
       (a) To expose it in open dishes in order that the cream
           may rise to the surface.
       (b) To cause it to become curdled as by the action of
           rennet. See 4
       (e) .

   To set much by or To set little by, to care much, or
      little, for.

   To set of, to value; to set by. [Obs.] "I set not an haw of
      his proverbs." --Chaucer.

   To set off.
       (a) To separate from a whole; to assign to a particular
           purpose; to portion off; as, to set off a portion of
           an estate.
       (b) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish.
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                 They . . . set off the worst faces with the
                 best airs.                       --Addison.
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       (c) To give a flattering description of.

   To set off against, to place against as an equivalent; as,
      to set off one man's services against another's.

   To set on or To set upon.
       (a) To incite; to instigate. "Thou, traitor, hast set on
           thy wife to this." --Shak.
       (b) To employ, as in a task. " Set on thy wife to
           observe." --Shak.
       (c) To fix upon; to attach strongly to; as, to set one's
           heart or affections on some object. See definition 2,

   To set one's cap for. See under Cap, n.

   To set one's self against, to place one's self in a state
      of enmity or opposition to.

   To set one's teeth, to press them together tightly.

   To set on foot, to set going; to put in motion; to start.

   To set out.
       (a) To assign; to allot; to mark off; to limit; as, to
           set out the share of each proprietor or heir of an
           estate; to set out the widow's thirds.
       (b) To publish, as a proclamation. [Obs.]
       (c) To adorn; to embellish.
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                 An ugly woman, in rich habit set out with
                 jewels, nothing can become.      --Dryden.
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       (d) To raise, equip, and send forth; to furnish. [R.]
           [1913 Webster]

                 The Venetians pretend they could set out, in
                 case of great necessity, thirty men-of-war.
           [1913 Webster]
       (e) To show; to display; to recommend; to set off.
           [1913 Webster]

                 I could set out that best side of Luther.
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       (f) To show; to prove. [R.] "Those very reasons set out
           how heinous his sin was." --Atterbury.
       (g) (Law) To recite; to state at large.

   To set over.
       (a) To appoint or constitute as supervisor, inspector,
           ruler, or commander.
       (b) To assign; to transfer; to convey.

   To set right, to correct; to put in order.

   To set sail. (Naut.) See under Sail, n.

   To set store by, to consider valuable.

   To set the fashion, to determine what shall be the fashion;
      to establish the mode.

   To set the teeth on edge, to affect the teeth with a
      disagreeable sensation, as when acids are brought in
      contact with them.

   To set the watch (Naut.), to place the starboard or port
      watch on duty.

   To set to, to attach to; to affix to. "He . . . hath set to
      his seal that God is true." --John iii. 33.

   To set up. (a) To erect; to raise; to elevate; as, to set
      up a building, or a machine; to set up a post, a wall, a
       (b) Hence, to exalt; to put in power. "I will . . . set
           up the throne of David over Israel." --2 Sam. iii.
       (c) To begin, as a new institution; to institute; to
           establish; to found; as, to set up a manufactory; to
           set up a school.
       (d) To enable to commence a new business; as, to set up a
           son in trade.
       (e) To place in view; as, to set up a mark.
       (f) To raise; to utter loudly; as, to set up the voice.
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                 I'll set up such a note as she shall hear.
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       (g) To advance; to propose as truth or for reception; as,
           to set up a new opinion or doctrine. --T. Burnet.
       (h) To raise from depression, or to a sufficient fortune;
           as, this good fortune quite set him up.
       (i) To intoxicate. [Slang]
       (j) (Print.) To put in type; as, to set up copy; to
           arrange in words, lines, etc., ready for printing;
           as, to set up type.

   To set up the rigging (Naut.), to make it taut by means of
      tackles. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
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   Syn: See Put.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Set \Set\ (s[e^]t), v. i.
   1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink
      out of sight; to come to an end.
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            Ere the weary sun set in the west.    --Shak.
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            Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the
            next is likely to arise with more mourning.
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   2. To fit music to words. [Obs.] --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant. "To sow
      dry, and set wet." --Old Proverb.
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   4. To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to
      germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has
      set well (i. e., not blasted in the blossom).
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   5. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
      [1913 Webster]

            A gathering and serring of the spirits together to
            resist, maketh the teeth to set hard one against
            another.                              --Bacon.
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   6. To congeal; to concrete; to solidify; -- of cements,
      glues, gels, concrete, substances polymerizing into
      plastics, etc.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

            That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set.
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   7. To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move
      on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide
      sets to the windward.
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   8. To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now
      followed by out.
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            The king is set from London.          --Shak.
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   9. To indicate the position of game; -- said of a dog; as,
      the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a
      [1913 Webster]

   10. To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now
       followed by out.
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             If he sets industriously and sincerely to perform
             the commands of Christ, he can have no ground of
             doubting but it shall prove successful to him.
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   11. To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.

   Note: [Colloquially used, but improperly, for sit.]
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   Note: The use of the verb set for sit in such expressions as,
         the hen is setting on thirteen eggs; a setting hen,
         etc., although colloquially common, and sometimes
         tolerated in serious writing, is not to be approved.
         [1913 Webster]

   To set about, to commence; to begin.

   To set forward, to move or march; to begin to march; to

   To set forth, to begin a journey.

   To set in.
       (a) To begin; to enter upon a particular state; as,
           winter set in early.
       (b) To settle one's self; to become established. "When
           the weather was set in to be very bad." --Addison.
       (c) To flow toward the shore; -- said of the tide.

   To set off.
       (a) To enter upon a journey; to start.
       (b) (Typog.) To deface or soil the next sheet; -- said of
           the ink on a freshly printed sheet, when another
           sheet comes in contact with it before it has had time
           to dry.

   To set on or To set upon.
       (a) To begin, as a journey or enterprise; to set about.
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                 He that would seriously set upon the search of
                 truth.                           --Locke.
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       (b) To assault; to make an attack. --Bacon.
           [1913 Webster]

                 Cassio hath here been set on in the dark.
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   To set out, to begin a journey or course; as, to set out
      for London, or from London; to set out in business;to set
      out in life or the world.

   To set to, to apply one's self to.

   To set up.
       (a) To begin business or a scheme of life; as, to set up
           in trade; to set up for one's self.
       (b) To profess openly; to make pretensions.
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                 Those men who set up for mortality without
                 regard to religion, are generally but virtuous
                 in part.                         --Swift.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Set \Set\ (s[e^]t), a.
   1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or
      [1913 Webster]

   3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set
      battle. "The set phrase of peace." --Shak.
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   4. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.
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   Set hammer.
      (a) A hammer the head of which is not tightly fastened
          upon the handle, but may be reversed. --Knight.
      (b) A hammer with a concave face which forms a die for
          shaping anything, as the end of a bolt, rivet, etc.

   Set line, a line to which a number of baited hooks are
      attached, and which, supported by floats and properly
      secured, may be left unguarded during the absence of the

   Set nut, a jam nut or lock nut. See under Nut.

   Set screw (Mach.), a screw, sometimes cupped or printed at
      one end, and screwed through one part, as of a machine,
      tightly upon another part, to prevent the one from
      slipping upon the other.

   Set speech, a speech carefully prepared before it is
      delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Set \Set\, n.
   1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body;
      descent; hence, the close; termination. "Locking at the
      set of day." --Tennyson.
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            The weary sun hath made a golden set. --Shak.
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   2. That which is set, placed, or fixed. Specifically:
      (a) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
      (b) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake;
          hence, a game at venture. [Obs. or R.]
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                We will in France, by God's grace, play a set
                Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.
          [1913 Webster]

                That was but civil war, an equal set. --Dryden.
          [1913 Webster]
      (c) (Mech.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of
          excessive strain, as from compression, tension,
          bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
          [1913 Webster]
      (d) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving
          shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
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      (e) (Pile Driving) A piece placed temporarily upon the
          head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by
          the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an
          intervening piece. [Often incorrectly written sett.]
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      (f) (Carp.) A short steel spike used for driving the head
          of a nail below the surface. Called also nail set.
          [1913 Webster +PJC]

   3. [Perhaps due to confusion with sect, sept.] A number of
      things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed
      together; a collection of articles which naturally
      complement each other, and usually go together; an
      assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of
      surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc. [In
      this sense, sometimes incorrectly written sett.]
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   4. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common
      opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a
      clique. "Others of our set." --Tennyson.
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            This falls into different divisions, or sets, of
            nations connected under particular religions. --R.
                                                  P. Ward.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a
      [1913 Webster]

   6. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a
      quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements
      [1913 Webster]

   7. The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw,
      which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an
      opening, wider than the blade.
      [1913 Webster]

      (a) A young oyster when first attached.
      (b) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any
          [1913 Webster]

   9. (Tennis) A series of as many games as may be necessary to
      enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth
      game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce
      set, and decided by an application of the rules for
      playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.
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   10. (Type Founding) That dimension of the body of a type
       called by printers the width.
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   11. (Textiles) Any of various standards of measurement of the
       fineness of cloth; specif., the number of reeds in one
       inch and the number of threads in each reed. The exact
       meaning varies according to the location where it is
       used. Sometimes written sett.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   12. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick
       and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street
       paving. Commonly written sett.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   13. Camber of a curved roofing tile.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   14. The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit;
       as, the set of a coat. [Colloq.]
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   15. Any collection or group of objects considered together.

   Dead set.
       (a) The act of a setter dog when it discovers the game,
           and remains intently fixed in pointing it out.
       (b) A fixed or stationary condition arising from obstacle
           or hindrance; a deadlock; as, to be at a dead set.
       (c) A concerted scheme to defraud by gaming; a determined

   To make a dead set, to make a determined onset, literally
      or figuratively.
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   Syn: Collection; series; group. See Pair.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Seth \Seth\, prop. n. (Egyptian Mythology)
   An evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long
   snout; his was the brother and murderer of Osiris. Called
   also Set
   [WordNet 1.6]

7. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Set \Set\, prop. n. (Egyptian Mythology)
   An evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long
   snout; his was the brother and murderer of Osiris. Called
   also Seth
   [WordNet 1.6]

8. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Standard d'Echange et de Transfert (AFNOR, France)

9. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Secure Electronic Transactions (IBM, Visa, MS, IBM, Mastercard,
Netscape, banking)

10. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Single Electronic Transistor

11. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Software Engineering Technology

12. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

   1.  Secure Electronic Transaction.

   2.  Single Electron Tunneling.

   3.  Standard d'Echange et de Transfert.


13. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

   A collection of objects, known as the elements of the set,
   specified in such a way that we can tell in principle whether
   or not a given object belongs to it.  E.g. the set of all prime
   numbers, the set of zeros of the cosine function.

   For each set there is a predicate (or property) which is
   true for (possessed by) exactly those objects which are
   elements of the set.  The predicate may be defined by the set
   or vice versa.  Order and repetition of elements within the
   set are irrelevant so, for example, 1, 2, 3 = 3, 2, 1 =
   1, 3, 1, 2, 2.

   Some common set of numbers are given the following names:

   N = the natural numbers 0, 1, 2, ...

   Z = the integers ..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ...

   Q = the rational numbers p/q where p, q are in Z and q /= 0.

   R = the real numbers

   C = the complex numbers.

   The empty set is the set with no elements.  The intersection
   of two sets X and Y is the set containing all the elements x
   such that x is in X and x is in Y.  The union of two sets is
   the set containing all the elements x such that x is in X or x
   is in Y.

   See also set complement.


14. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
SET, contracts. Foreign bills of exchange are generally drawn in parts; as, 
"pay this my first bill of exchange, second and third of the same tenor and 
date not paid;" the whole of these parts, which make but one bill, are 
called a set. Chit. Bills, 175, 6, (edition of 1836); 2 Pardess. n. 342. 

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