set great store by/on

Definition of set great store by/on

  1. :  to believe that something is very important Our family sets great store by/on tradition.

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

greatplay
  1. :  notably large in size :  huge

    :  elaborate, ample

    :  large in number or measure :  numerous

  1. :  in a great manner :  well

  1. :  an outstandingly superior or skillful person

storeplay
  1. :  lay away, accumulate

    :  furnish, supply

    :  to stock against a future time

  1. :  something that is stored or kept for future use

    :  articles (as of food) accumulated for some specific object and drawn upon as needed :  stock, supplies

    :  something that is accumulated

  1. :  of, relating to, kept in, or used for a store

    :  purchased from a store as opposed to being natural or homemade :  manufactured, ready-made


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