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set

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of set

  1. 1 being in a state of fitness for some experience or action we're all set to go Synonyms of set fit, go, prepared, readyWords Related to set conditioned, primed, ripe; armed, braced, fortified, steeled; qualified, trainedNear Antonyms of set unqualified, untrainedAntonyms of set flat-footed, half-baked, half-cocked, underprepared, unprepared, unready

  2. 2 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge that rock is really set in the hillside Synonyms of set fast, firm, frozen, jammed, lodged, tight, snug, stuck, wedgedWords Related to set bonded, cemented, glued; anchored, clamped; embedded (also imbedded), entrenched (also intrenched), impacted, implanted; attached, bound, fastened, secured; immovable, unyieldingNear Antonyms of set detached, dislodged, freed, loosened, unattached, unbound, undone, unfastened, unsecured; movable (or moveable), yieldingAntonyms of set insecure, loose

  3. 3 fully committed to achieving a goal set on being the first in her family to graduate from college Synonyms of set bent (on or upon), bound, decisive, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on or upon), intent, out, purposeful, resolute, resolved, determined, single-mindedWords Related to set bitter, vehement; certain, cocksure, confident, positive, sure; earnest, serious; steady, unfaltering, unhesitating, unswerving, unwavering; adamant, adamantine, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)Near Antonyms of set distrustful, doubtful, dubious, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure; disinclined, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctantAntonyms of set faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed

  4. 4 having been established and usually not subject to change the library is only open during set hours Synonyms of set certain, determinate, final, firm, flat, frozen, hard, hard-and-fast, inexpugnable, fixed, settled, stableWords Related to set nonadjustable, noncancelable, nonnegotiable, unchangeable; constant, steady, unchanging, uniform, unwavering; definite, exact, explicit, specific; given, stated, stipulated; dependable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, solid, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustworthy, trustyNear Antonyms of set adjustable, changeable, negotiable; indefinite, open-ended, unspecified; capricious, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile

  5. 5 of a particular or exact sort international law has set rules for the treatment of prisoners of war Synonyms of set concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, precise, express, special, specificWords Related to set lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms of set general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms of set nonspecific

  6. 6 made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing it was not my set purpose to cause trouble for anyone Synonyms of set conscious, deliberate, intended, knowing, purposeful, purposive, intentional, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), wittingWords Related to set designed, planned; conscious; advised, calculated, considered, measured, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, weighed; premeditated, premeditative, prepense; discretionary, elective, optional, volunteerNear Antonyms of set inadvertent, unwitting; accidental, chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, incidental, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; coerced, forced, involuntary; compulsory, mandatory, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, ordered, required; casual; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unforced, unpremeditatedAntonyms of set nondeliberate, nonpurposive, unintentional


set

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of set

  1. 1 a group of people acting together within a larger group the younger set is less likely to volunteer for the church's annual rummage sale Synonyms of set bloc, block, body, coalition, party, sect, faction, side, wingWords Related to set splinter, split; crew, gang, pack, team; denomination, persuasion; schism, scission; caucus, movement

  2. 2 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially they rarely associate with anyone outside their social set Synonyms of set body, bunch, circle, clan, clique, community, coterie, coven, crowd, fold, galère, klatch (also klatsch), lot, network, pack, ring, gangWords Related to set charmed circle, elite, in-group; closed shop; club, college, fellowship, guild (also gild), league, organization, society; camp, faction, sect, side, tribe; mess, squad; brotherhood, fraternity, order, sisterhood, sodality, sorority; commune; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederation, congress, council, federation, unionNear Antonyms of set loner; individualist

  3. 3 a number of things considered as a unit a set of tools Synonyms of set array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, block, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, constellation, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, group, suiteWords Related to set accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suitNear Antonyms of set entity, item, single, unit

  4. 4 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic the next set of job applicants had far more education and practical experience Synonyms of set bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, class, species, tier, typeWords Related to set description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title

  5. 5 the array of painted backgrounds and furnishings used to establish the setting in a stage production built sets for the play Synonyms of set decor (or décor), mise-en-scène, scene, sceneryWords Related to set backdrop, drop; background; set piece; prop, property


set

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of set

  1. 1 to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop the hen set for days Synonyms of set brood, hatch, incubate, sit Words Related to set lay, spawn

  2. 2 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority set a date for the wedding Synonyms of set designate, fix, name, appointWords Related to set adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish

  3. 3 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding fire losses were set at a million dollars Synonyms of set appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, estimate, valuate, valueWords Related to set adjudge, deem, judge; ascertain, determine, discover, learn; price, prize; decide, settle; analyze, assay, survey, test; reappraise, reassess, reevaluate, rejudge, revalue; transvaluate, transvalue; misesteem, misjudge, misprize, underestimate, undervalue

  4. 4 chiefly dialect  to rest on the buttocks or haunches come over and set for a spell Synonyms of set sit [chiefly dialect]Words Related to set perch; lounge, slouch, sprawl, squat, straddleNear Antonyms of set arise, get up, rise, stand

  5. 5 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal determined to see the West, she set her car towards the sun and drove off Synonyms of set bend, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, aim, trainWords Related to set sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms of set avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  6. 6 to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of finally set some plans for the luncheon Synonyms of set agree (on), decide, fix, arrange, settleWords Related to set contract, pledge, promise; blueprint, calculate, chart, concert, design, draft, frame, hammer out, intrigue, lay out, maneuver, map (out), plan, program (also programme), schematize, scheme, shape, square away, work out; choose, conclude, determine, figure, opt, resolve; affirm, approve, authorize, clear, confirm, OK (or okay), sanction, warrant; close, complete, end, finalize, finish, round (off or out), wind up, wrap up; bargain, chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, negotiateNear Antonyms of set abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; differ (over), disagree (with); counter, debate, object, oppose, protest, resist; contest, dispute

  7. 7 to put securely in place or in a desired position had the jeweler set the diamond again Synonyms of set anchor, catch, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, fastenWords Related to set embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedgeNear Antonyms of set extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yankAntonyms of set loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  8. 8 to turn from a liquid into a substance resembling jelly the gelatin is just starting to set now Synonyms of set clot, congeal, gel, gelate, gelatinize, jell, jelly, coagulateWords Related to set cake, concrete, firm (up), fix, freeze, harden, indurate, solidify, stiffen; condense, thicken; clump, curd, curdle, gum, lump (up)Near Antonyms of set deliquesce, flux, fuse, liquefy (also liquify), melt, thaw

  9. 9 to arrange something in a certain spot or position set a book on the table Synonyms of set depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, place, set up, situate, stickWords Related to set move, 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 downNear Antonyms of set relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  10. 10 to become physically firm or solid the concrete must set completely before anyone can walk on it Synonyms of set concrete, congeal, firm (up), freeze, indurate, harden, solidifyWords Related to set cake, callus, encrust (also incrust); clot, coagulate, gel, gelate, gelatinize, jell, jelly, stiffen, thicken; calcify, crystallize (also crystalize), ossify, petrify, rigidify; anneal, case-harden, temperNear Antonyms of set deliquesce, dissolve, flux, fuse, melt, smelt, thaw, unfreezeAntonyms of set liquefy (also liquify), soften


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