set [-s, -test, -ting] v

OE 'to sit'.

  1. Step; dance; [word play] fit to music; adapt with notes.
  2. Display; array; arrange; [phrase “set the fashion”] establish as a trend.
  3. Make; cause to become.
  4. Congeal; become fixed.
  5. Decline; appear to be going down on the horizon; sit lower on the horizon at end of day.
  6. Put; place; pose; position; send; arrange; appoint; order; [fig.] cause; allow to happen
  7. Exhibit; present; stage; lay out for viewing.
  8. Determine; define.
  9. Give; pose; present with.
  10. Regress; retrogress; begin to move away.
  11. Rest; fix; remain; stay permanently.
  12. Land; approach the earth; [fig.] crash; fall; [antonym “set off”] rise; take off.
  13. Mark; etch; delineate.
  14. Decline; pass below the horizon; [fig.] die; come to an end.
  15. Mold; shape; form; [fig.] make manifest; cause to be visible.
  16. Consider; name; perceive; regard; identify; recognize.
  17. Locate; situate.
  18. Finish; end.
  19. Furnish with dishes and other utensils for dining
  20. Plant; cause to stand.
  21. Phrase. “set … at liberty”: liberate; emancipate; [fig.] dismiss; release; enable to leave.
  22. Phrase. “set … away”: save; reserve; put by; store out of sight for future use.
  23. Phrase. “Set separate”: take away; move apart; [fig.] take by death; place in the grave; lay in the tomb; fix in the ground.
  24. Phrase. “set … up”: erect; adjust; ground; cause to stand; place on a firm foundation.
  25. Phrase. “arise and set”: ascend and descend; go up and go down; [fig.] come and go repeatedly; appear and pass away continuously.
  26. Phrase. “set down”: station; post; put in place.
  27. Phrase. “set … in”: restore; return to proper place; return from a fractured state.
  28. Phrase. “set … down”: stop; settle; arrive.