set down

verb

Definition of set down

transitive verb
1 : to cause to sit down : seat
2 : to place at rest on a surface or on the ground
3 : to suspend (a jockey) from racing
4 : to cause or allow to get off a vehicle : deliver
5 : to land (an airplane) on the ground or water
6 a : ordain, establish
b : to put in writing
7 a : regard, consider
  • set him down as a liar
b : attribute

Examples of set down in a Sentence

  1. set the toddler down in her seat

  2. set down the names of those in attendance

First Known Use of set down

15th century

set down Synonyms

Related Words

believe, deem, feel, sense, think;

conceive, fancy, imagine;

Phrases

take for;



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