Definition Of set


(of a tide or current) take or have a specified direction or course.

a fair tide can be carried well past Lands End before the stream sets to the north

(of blossom or a tree) develop into or produce (fruit).

Hand-pollinated flowers always set fruit whilst unpollinated flowers did not form any capsules.

(of the sun, moon, or another celestial body) appear to move toward and below the earth's horizon as the earth rotates.

the sun was setting and a warm, red glow filled the sky

a collection of scenery, stage furniture, and other articles used for a particular scene in a play or film.

Behind every actor you'll find props, stage scenery and sets .

a cutting, young plant, or bulb used in the propagation of new plants.

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Example Of set

  • set of skills

  • set the posts straight in the ground

  • set the thermostat at 19°C

  • set your watch

  • a box set of her works

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