setout

noun set·out \ ˈset-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of setout

Examples of setout in a Sentence

  1. the setout of the stations at the polling place was a little confusing

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First Known Use of setout

circa 1807

in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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set out

verb

Definition of set out

1 a : to arrange and present graphically or systematically
b : to mark out (something, such as a design) : lay out the plan of
2 : to state, describe, or recite at length
  • distributed copies of a pamphlet setting out his ideas in full
  • —S. F. Mason
3 : to begin with a definite purpose : intend, undertake
: 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

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First Known Use of set out

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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