Examples of setup in a Sentence
Setup of the new software is a breeze.
It took me a while to learn the setup of the office's filing system.
We had a great setup. On my days off, my wife would work from home while I took care of the kids.
The software makes it easy to create custom setups.
Recent Examples of setup from the Web
A Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking engagement is scheduled for the 4,000-seat indoor theater setup Nov. 17.
Users register online, then complete the setup by scanning their palm print at a merchant using Keyo.
The setup looks good overall for New England’s fall foliage display this year.
A county employee reportedly warned the city council in April that the setup made the Mall vulnerable to a terrorist attack; he was politely rebuffed.
The setup features four gigantic insulated vats, two containing salt and two containing antifreeze.
But Hasford says such setups should not normally be allowed for first-in-human trials.
The new practice setup UAB's $22.5 million facility is essentially complete, minus a few amenities and decorations.
Although speculation is that the Mets will use him more as a potential late-inning setup reliever.
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setup vs. set-up vs. set up
The noun setup is usually styled as a solid compound (that is, as a single word) in American English and as a hyphenated compound (set-up) in British English. The noun may be used attributively (that is, as an adjective) in such phrases as setup man (“someone who makes machine tool adjustments”) and setup tool (“software that facilitates the installation of a computer program”). The verb set up, on the other hand, is usually found as an open compound (two words, no hyphen) in both American and British English.
First Known Use of setup
Definition of set up
- set up a statue
- set up the general as dictator
- sets himself up as an authority
- set him up in business
- set up a bank robbery
- has never set up to be a wise man
- —Thomas Rogers
Examples of set up in a Sentence
set up tables in the living room for the party
set up a scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city
First Known Use of set up
set up Synonyms
Synonymsdepose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, place, situate, stick
Antonymsclose (down), phase out, shut (up)
Related Wordsmove, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set down
Near Antonymsrelocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant
SETUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of setup for English Language Learners
: the process of making something (such as a machine or computer program) ready to be used
: the way that something is done or organized
: a situation in which someone is deliberately put in a bad position or made to look guilty
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