set out

verb

Definition of set out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to arrange and present graphically or systematicallyb :  to mark out (something, such as a design) :  lay out the plan of

  3. 2 :  to state, describe, or recite at length distributed copies of a pamphlet setting out his ideas in full — S. F. Mason

  4. 3 :  to begin with a definite purpose :  intend, undertake

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to start out on a course, a journey, or a career set out across the country

Examples of set out in a Sentence

  1. in his inaugural address, the president set out his vision for the nation over the next four years

First Known Use of set out

14th century



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