set down

verb
set down; setting down; sets down

Definition of set down

transitive verb

1 : to cause to sit down : seat
2 : to place at rest on a surface or on the ground
3 : to suspend (a jockey) from racing
4 : to cause or allow to get off a vehicle : deliver
5 : to land (an airplane) on the ground or water
b : to put in writing
7a : regard, consider set him down as a liar

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Examples of set down in a Sentence

set the toddler down in her seat set down the names of those in attendance

First Known Use of set down

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of set down was in the 15th century

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“Set down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sets%20down. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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