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set aside

Definition of set aside

  1. 1 :  to move (something) to the side because one is not working on it, dealing with it, etc. <Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl and set the mixture aside.> :  to wait until later to use or deal with (something) <I've set your memo aside for now but I'll read it this afternoon.> <The committee set aside discussion of the proposal until their next meeting.>

  2. 2 :  to keep or save (something) for a particular purpose <The hotel set aside 20 rooms for the guests of the bride and groom.> <We need to set some money aside for our vacation.>

  3. 3 :  to stop thinking about, talking about, or being affected by (something) <They decided to set aside their differences and work together.> <Setting aside the fact that the meal was extremely expensive, dinner was very enjoyable.>

  4. 4 law :  to change or reverse (a legal decision, conviction, etc.) <The verdict was set aside by the court.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

  1. :  to or toward the side

    :  away from others or into privacy

    :  out of the way especially for future use :  away

  1. :  beyond, past

  1. :  an utterance meant to be inaudible to someone

    :  an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters

    :  a straying from the theme :  digression

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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