set


set

verb

Definition of SET

1
to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop <the hen set for days>
Synonyms brood, hatch, incubate, sit
Related Words lay, spawn
2
to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority <set a date for the wedding>
Synonyms designate, fix, name, set
3
to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding <fire losses were set at a million dollars>
4
chiefly dialect  to rest on the buttocks or haunches <come over and set for a spell>
Synonyms set [chiefly dialect]
Related Words perch; lounge, slouch, sprawl, squat, straddle
Near Antonyms arise, get up, rise, stand
5
to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal <determined to see the West, she set her car towards the sun and drove off>
6
to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of <finally set some plans for the luncheon>
Synonyms agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle
7
to put securely in place or in a desired position <had the jeweler set the diamond again>
Related Words embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedge
Near Antonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yank
8
to turn from a liquid into a substance resembling jelly <the gelatin is just starting to set now>
Near Antonyms deliquesce, flux, fuse, liquefy (also liquify), melt, thaw
9
to arrange something in a certain spot or position <set a book on the table>
10
to become physically firm or solid <the concrete must set completely before anyone can walk on it>
Antonyms liquefy (also liquify), soften

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