set the scene

Definition of set the scene

  1. 1 :  to give someone information that is needed to understand something Before I tell the story, let me set the scene (for you).

  2. 2 :  to create the conditions in which something can happen His comments set the scene for an argument.

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

sceneplay
  1. :  one of the subdivisions of a play: such as

    :  a division of an act presenting continuous action in one place

    :  a single situation or unit of dialogue in a play


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