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set out

verb

Definition of set out

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a :  to arrange and present graphically or systematicallyb :  to mark out (as a design) :  lay out the plan of

    2. 2 :  to state, describe, or recite at length <distributed copies of a pamphlet setting out his ideas in full — S. F. Mason>

    3. 3 :  to begin with a definite purpose :  intend, undertake

    4. intransitive verb
    5. :  to start out on a course, a journey, or a career <set out across the country>



    Examples of set out in a sentence

    1. <in his inaugural address, the president set out his vision for the nation over the next four years>



    14th Century

    First Known Use of set out

    14th century



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