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set

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1 being in a state of fitness for some experience or action

  • we're all set to go
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2 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge

  • that rock is really set in the hillside
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5 of a particular or exact sort

  • international law has set rules for the treatment of prisoners of war
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set

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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
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2 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially

  • they rarely associate with anyone outside their social set
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3 a number of things considered as a unit

  • a set of tools
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the whole kit and caboodle

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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
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5 the array of painted backgrounds and furnishings used to establish the setting in a stage production

  • built sets for the play
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set

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1 to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop

  • the hen set for days
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2 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority

  • set a date for the wedding
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3 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding

  • fire losses were set at a million dollars
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4 chiefly dialect to rest on the buttocks or haunches

  • come over and set for a spell
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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
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7 to put securely in place or in a desired position

  • had the jeweler set the diamond again
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8 to turn from a liquid into a substance resembling jelly

  • the gelatin is just starting to set now
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9 to arrange something in a certain spot or position

  • set a book on the table
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10 to become physically firm or solid

  • the concrete must set completely before anyone can walk on it
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