set by


set by; setting by; sets by

transitive verb

: to set apart for future use

Example Sentences

I have set by the earnings from my weekend job to use as vacation money.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of set by was circa 1601

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“Set by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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