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3 letters words from 'set'

EST 3SET 3
TES 3 

2 letters words from 'set'

ES 2ET 2
ST 2TE 2

All 3 letters words made out of set

set est ste tse ets tes

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Definitions and meaning of set

set

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sĕt, IPA(key): /sɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Homophone: sett

Etymology 1

From Middle English setten, from Old English settan, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti, causative of *sed- (to sit).

Verb

set (third-person singular simple present sets, present participle setting, simple past set, past participle set or (dialectal) setten)

  1. (transitive) To put (something) down, to rest.
    Synonyms: put, lay, set down
    Antonym: pick up
  2. (transitive) To attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
    I have set my heart on running the marathon.
    • The Lord set a mark upon Cain.
  3. (transitive) To put in a specified condition or state; to cause to be.
    • The Lord thy God will set thee on high.
    • I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother.
    • 1827, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hamlet
      Every incident sets him thinking.
  4. (transitive) To start (a fire).
    Synonym: light
    Antonyms: extinguish, put out, quench
  5. (transitive, dated) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot.
    to set a coach in the mud
  6. (transitive) To determine or settle.
  7. (transitive) To adjust.
    (i.e. I programmed it at that hour to go off at a later time)
    (i.e. I programmed it earlier to go off at that hour.)
  8. (transitive) To punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
  9. (transitive) To arrange with dishes and cutlery, to set the table.
  10. (transitive) To introduce or describe.
  11. (transitive) To locate (a play, etc.); to assign a backdrop to, geographically or temporally.
  12. (transitive) To compile, to make (a puzzle or challenge).
    This crossword was set by Araucaria.
  13. (transitive) To prepare (a stage or film set).
  14. (transitive) To fit (someone) up in a situation.
  15. (transitive) To arrange (type).
  16. (transitive) To devise and assign (work) to.
  17. (transitive, volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
  18. (intransitive) To solidify.
  19. (transitive) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle.
    to set milk for cheese
  20. (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as the latter rotates.
  21. (transitive, bridge) To defeat a contract.
  22. (obsolete, now followed by "out", as in set out) To begin to move; to go forth.
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V
      The king is set from London, and the scene is now transported, gentles, to Southampton
  23. (transitive, botany) To produce after pollination.
    • 2012, Daniel Chamovitz, What a Plant Knows, p. 155
      Many fruit trees will only flower and set fruit following a cold winter.
  24. (intransitive, of fruit) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form.
    • 1906, Canada. Dept. of Agriculture. Fruit Branch, Fruit crop report
      In the Annapolis Valley, in spite of an irregular bloom, the fruit has set well and has, as yet, been little affected by scab.
  25. (intransitive, Southern US, Midwestern US, dialects) To sit (be in a seated position).
    • 1987, Toni Morrison, Beloved, page 227:
      And if Mrs. Garner didn't need me right there in the kitchen, I could get a chair and you and me could set out there while I did the vegetables.
  26. To hunt game with the aid of a setter.
  27. (hunting, transitive, intransitive) Of a dog, to indicate the position of game.
    The dog sets the bird.
    Your dog sets well.
  28. To apply oneself; to undertake earnestly.
    • 1654, Henry Hammond, Of Fundamentals...
      If he set industriously and sincerely to perform the commands of Christ, he can have no ground of doubting but it shall prove successful to him.
  29. (transitive, intransitive) To fit music to words.
    • 1682, John Dryden, Mac Flecknoe
      Set thy own songs, and sing them to thy lute.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  30. (transitive, intransitive) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
    to set pear trees in an orchard
  31. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  32. To have a certain direction of motion; to flow; to move on; to tend.
    The current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
  33. (intransitive, country dancing) To acknowledge a dancing partner by facing him or her and moving first to one side and then to the other, while she or he does the opposite.
    Set to partners! was the next instruction from the caller.
  34. To place or fix in a setting.
    to set a precious stone in a border of metal
    to set glass in a sash
  35. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare.
    to set (that is, to hone) a razor
    to set a saw
  36. To extend and bring into position; to spread.
    to set the sails of a ship
  37. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote.
    to set a psalm
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fielding to this entry?)
  38. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state.
    to set a broken bone
  39. (masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
  40. (obsolete) To wager in gambling; to risk.
  41. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
    • High on their heads, with jewels richly set, / Each lady wore a radiant coronet.
    • 1815. William Wordsworth, Poems of the Imagination
      pastoral dales thin set with modern farms
  42. (obsolete) To value; to rate; used with at.
  43. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign.
    to set a good example
  44. (Scotland) To suit; to become.
    It sets him ill.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English set, sette, from Old English set (seat, place of residence, camp, settlement, entrenchment, stable, pen), from Proto-West Germanic *set (seat), from Proto-Germanic *setą (seat).

Noun

set (plural sets)

  1. A punch for setting nails in wood.
    nail set
  2. A device for receiving broadcast radio waves (or, more recently, broadcast data); a radio or television.
    television set
  3. Alternative form of sett: a hole made and lived in by a badger.
  4. Alternative form of sett: pattern of threads and yarns.
  5. Alternative form of sett: piece of quarried stone.
  6. (horticulture) A small tuber or bulb used instead of seed, particularly onion sets and potato sets.
  7. The amount the teeth of a saw protrude to the side in order to create the kerf.
  8. (obsolete, rare) That which is staked; a wager; hence, a gambling game.
    • That was but civil war, an equal set.
  9. (engineering) Permanent change of shape caused by excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.
    the set of a spring
  10. A bias of mind; an attitude or pattern of behaviour.
  11. (piledriving) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot otherwise be reached by the weight, or hammer.
  12. (printing, dated) The width of the body of a type.
  13. A young oyster when first attached.
  14. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
  15. A series or group of something. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 4, Noun)
  16. (colloquial) The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit.
    the set of a coat
  17. The pattern of a tartan, etc.
  18. The camber of a curved roofing tile.
  19. The full number of eggs set under a hen.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English sett, from Old English ġesett, past participle of settan.

Adjective

set (comparative more set, superlative most set)

  1. Fixed in position.
  2. Rigid, solidified.
  3. Ready, prepared.
  4. Intent, determined (to do something).
  5. Prearranged.
  6. Fixed in one’s opinion.
  7. (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.
Synonyms
  • (intent, determined): determined, intent
  • (prearranged): dictated, prearranged, predetermined, prescribed, specified
  • (fixed in one's opinion): fixed, rigid
Translations

Derived terms

Etymology 4

From Middle English set, sete, sette (that which is set, the act of setting, seat), from Old English set (setting, seat, a place where people remain, habitation, camp, entrenchment, a place where animals are kept, stall, fold) and Old English seten (a set, shoot, slip, branch; a nursery, plantation; that which is planted or set; a cultivated place; planting, cultivation; a setting, putting; a stopping; occupied land), related to Old English settan (to set). Compare Middle Low German gesette (a set, suite), Old English gesetl (assembly). According to Skeat, in senses denoting a group of things or persons, representing an alteration of sept, from Old French sette (a religious sect), from Medieval Latin secta (retinue), from Latin secta (a faction). See sect. It is quite possible that the modern word is more of a merger between both, however.

Noun

set (plural sets)

  1. A young plant fit for setting out; a slip; shoot.
  2. A rudimentary fruit.
  3. The setting of the sun or other luminary; (by extension) the close of the day.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Adeline
      the set of day
  4. (literally and figurative) General movement; direction; drift; tendency.
    • 1840, Thomas De Quincey, Style
      Here and there, amongst individuals alive to the particular evils of the age, and watching the very set of the current, there may have been even a more systematic counteraction applied to the mischief.
  5. A matching collection of similar things. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 1, Noun.)
    a set of tables
  6. A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
    a set of tools
  7. An object made up of several parts.
    a set of steps
  8. (set theory) A collection of zero or more objects, possibly infinite in size, and disregarding any order or repetition of the objects which may be contained within it.
  9. (in plural, “sets”, mathematics, informal) Set theory.
  10. A group of people, usually meeting socially.
    the country set
  11. The scenery for a film or play.
  12. (dance) The initial or basic formation of dancers.
  13. (exercise) A group of repetitions of a single exercise performed one after the other without rest.
    • 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, page 22.
      This is the fourth set of benchpresses.
  14. (tennis) A complete series of games, forming part of a match.
  15. (volleyball) A complete series of points, forming part of a match.
  16. (volleyball) The act of directing the ball to a teammate for an attack.
  17. (music) A musical performance by a band, disc jockey, etc., consisting of several musical pieces.
  18. (music) A drum kit, a drum set.
    He plays the set on Saturdays.
  19. (Britain, education) A class group in a subject where pupils are divided by ability.
  20. (poker, slang) Three of a kind, especially if two cards are in one's hand and the third is on the board. Compare trips (three of a kind, especially with two cards on the board and one in one's hand).
Synonyms
  • (close of the day): dusk, eve, evening, sundown, sunset
  • (general movement): direction, drift, heading, motion, movement, path, tendency, trend
  • (matching collection of similar things): suite
  • (set theory, in plural): set theory
  • (group of people, usually meeting socially): club, coterie
  • (scenery): scenery
  • (performance of several musical pieces): gig, session
  • (drum kit): drums, drum kit, drum set
  • (three of a kind): three of a kind
Hypernyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 5

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Verb

set (third-person singular simple present sets, present participle setting, simple past and past participle setted)

  1. (Britain, education) To divide a class group in a subject according to ability
    • 2008, Patricia Murphy, Robert McCormick, Knowledge and Practice: Representations and Identities
      In setted classes, students are brought together because they are believed to be of similar 'ability'. Yet, setted lessons are often conducted as though students are not only similar, but identical—in terms of ability, preferred learning style and pace of working.

References

Anagrams

  • -est, EST, ETS, ETs, Est, Est., STE, StE, Ste, Ste., TEs, TSE, Tse, est, est., tse

Afrikaans

Noun

set (plural [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan, from Latin septem (seven), from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Numeral

set m or f

  1. seven

Noun

set m (plural sets)

  1. seven

Derived terms

  • set pecats capitals

Etymology 2

From Latin sitis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈsət/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈsɛt/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈset/

Noun

set f (plural sets)

  1. thirst

Further reading

  • “set” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “set” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “set” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “set” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Crimean Tatar

Noun

set

  1. sofa, couch, settee

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛt/
  • Homophone: sed
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From English set.

Noun

set m

  1. (tennis, volleyball) set (part of a match in sports like tennis and volleyball)
Declension
Synonyms
  • sada f

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

set

  1. genitive plural of sto

Further reading

  • set in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • set in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Verb

set

  1. past participle of se

Derived terms

  • sådan set

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English set.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛt/
  • Hyphenation: set
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Homophone: Seth

Noun

set m (plural sets, diminutive setje n)

  1. A set (collection of objects belonging together).
  2. A set (installation consisting of multiple appliances).
  3. (tennis) A set (tennis match).
  4. A film set (filming location).
    Synonym: filmset

Derived terms

  • jetset
  • kledingset
  • loungeset
  • pannenset
  • setpoint
  • stereoset

Eastern Durango Nahuatl

Noun

set

  1. ice

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛt/
  • Homophones: cet, cette, sept, sète

Noun

set m (plural sets)

  1. (tennis) set

Synonyms

  • manche

Further reading

  • “set” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • est, Ste., tes

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛt]
  • Hyphenation: sèt

Etymology 1

From English set, alteration of sept, from Old French sette (a religious sect), from Medieval Latin secta (retinue), from Latin secta (a faction).

Noun

sèt (plural, first-person possessive setku, second-person possessive setmu, third-person possessive setnya)

  1. (sports) set, group of games counting as a unit toward a match.
    Synonym: babak
  2. set,
    1. a matching collection of similar things.
    2. a collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
    Synonyms: perangkat, setel
  3. set, an object made up of several parts.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English set, from Middle English setten, from Old English settan, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti, causative of *sed- (to sit).

Verb

sèt

  1. to set
    1. to put in a specified condition or state.
    2. to adjust.
    3. to prepare.
    4. to arrange.
    Synonym: mengeset

Derived terms

Etymology 3

Clipping of strategi (strategy)

Noun

set (plural, first-person possessive setku, second-person possessive setmu, third-person possessive setnya)

  1. (colloquial) trick; act; strategy
    Synonyms: muslihat, tindak, strategi

Further reading

  • “set” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English set.

Noun

set m (invariable)

  1. set (group of things in maths, tennis, cinema, etc.)

Anagrams

  • est

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin septem.

Adjective

set

  1. seven

Noun

set m (uncountable)

  1. seven

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /set/, [sɛt̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /set/, [sɛt̪]

Conjunction

set

  1. Alternative form of sed
    • c. 1300, Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris
    • sexies viginti petre faciunt carrum plumbi scilicet magnum carrum London’ set carrus del Peek est multo minus.
      • Six times twenty stone make the load of lead, scilicet the great London load, but the load of Peek is much less.

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sɛt]

Verb

set

  1. supine of seś

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French sept.

Numeral

set

  1. seven

Michif

Etymology

From French sept.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sɛt]

Numeral

set

  1. seven

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Verb

set

  1. present tense of setja, setje, setta and sette
  2. imperative of setja and setje

Etymology 2

Verb

set

  1. (non-standard since 1938) past participle of sjå

Novial

Numeral

set

  1. seven



Occitan

Etymology

From Latin sitis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis.

Noun

set f or m (plural sets)

  1. thirst

Further reading

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 910.

Old English

Etymology

Compare the verb settan. Compare Old Norse sæti (whence modern English seat), Old High German gesazi (German Gesäß), Middle Dutch gesaete, from Proto-Germanic *sētiją.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /set/

Noun

set n

  1. seat

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms

  • ġeset

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin septem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛt/

Numeral

set

  1. seven
Descendants
  • Middle French: sept
    • French: sept
  • Norman: sept, saept
  • Walloon: set

Etymology 2

see savoir

Verb

set

  1. third-person singular present indicative of savoir
Descendants
  • French: sait

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Spanish sed and Portuguese sede and Kabuverdianu sedi.

Noun

set

  1. thirst

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛt/

Etymology 1

From English set.

Noun

set m inan

  1. (badminton, tennis, volleyball) set (part of the game in badminton, tennis, or volleyball)
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

set f

  1. genitive plural of seta

Further reading

  • set in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • set in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English set.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.t(ʃ)(i)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt(ʃ)i

Noun

set m (plural sets)

  1. set (group of things in maths, tennis, cinema, etc.)

Romansch

Etymology 1

From Latin septem, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

Number

set

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) seven
Alternative forms
  • (Sursilvan) siat
  • (Sutsilvan) seat

Etymology 2

From Latin sitis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis (perishing, decrease).

Noun

set f

  1. (Sutsilvan) thirst
Alternative forms
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) said
  • (Sursilvan) seit
  • (Surmiran) seid

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English set.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈset/, [ˈset̪]

Noun

set m (plural sets)

  1. (tennis) set

Further reading

  • “set” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English set.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛtː/
  • Homophones: sett, sätt

Noun

set n

  1. a set (matching collection of items)
  2. a set (in tennis)

Declension

See also

  • sett
  • sätt
  • tågsätt

Anagrams

  • est, tes

Walloon

Etymology

From Latin septem, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

Numeral

set

  1. seven

Welsh

Verb

set

  1. Contraction of baset.

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse sæti, from Proto-Germanic *sētiją. Confer the English seat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sèːt]
    Rhymes: -èːt

Noun

set n (definite singular sete, definite plural seta)

  1. seat, bench
  2. haycock

Derived terms

  • höyset (haycock)
  • snikkarset (workbench)

Verb

set (preterite seett, supine sett)

  1. to cock hay

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SESTINE, an old verse-form of six six-lined stanzas.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)