set great store by/on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of set great store by/on

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

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

great play
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

store play
  1. : lay away, accumulate

  2. : furnish, supply

  3. : to place or leave in a location (such as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for preservation or later use or disposal

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

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

  3. : something that is accumulated

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

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


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