Synonyms of set


1. set, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

usage: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"

2. set, abstraction, abstract entity

usage: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"

3. set, exercise set, exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

usage: several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"

4. stage set, set, representation

usage: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"

5. set, circle, band, lot, social group

usage: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

6. bent, set, inclination, disposition, tendency

usage: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"

7. set, placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement

usage: the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"

8. set, playing period, period of play, play

usage: a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"

9. hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"

10. Set, Seth

usage: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

11. set, descent

usage: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"

12. set, readiness, cognitive state, state of mind

usage: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"

13. set, electronic equipment

usage: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"


1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace

usage: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

2. determine, set

usage: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"

3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

4. set, mark, lay down, establish, make

usage: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"

5. set, change, alter, modify

usage: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"

6. set, arrange, set up

usage: fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"

7. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set, change, alter, modify

usage: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

8. set, adjust, set, correct

usage: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"

9. set, localize, localise, place, stage, present, represent

usage: locate; "The film is set in Africa"

10. set, go down, go under, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"

11. arrange, set, compose, write

usage: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"

12. plant, set, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"

13. set, originate, initiate, start

usage: apply or start; "set fire to a building"

14. jell, set, congeal, solidify

usage: become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"

15. typeset, set, print, impress

usage: set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics"

16. set, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"

17. set, countersink, bury, sink

usage: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

18. set, hone

usage: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

19. sic, set, assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"

20. place, put, set, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge

usage: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

21. rig, set, set up, equip, fit, fit out, outfit

usage: equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"

22. set up, lay out, set, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

usage: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"

23. adjust, set, correct, change, alter, modify

usage: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

24. fructify, set, reproduce, procreate, multiply

usage: bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"

25. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, groom, neaten

usage: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"


1. fit(predicate), primed(predicate), set(predicate), ready (vs. unready)

usage: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"

2. fixed, set, rigid, nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving

usage: fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"

3. located, placed, set, situated, settled (vs. unsettled)

usage: situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"

4. laid, set, arranged (vs. disarranged), ordered

usage: set down according to a plan: "a carefully laid table with places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"

5. set(predicate), down (vs. up)

usage: being below the horizon; "the moon is set"

6. determined, dictated, set, settled (vs. unsettled)

usage: determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"

7. hardened, set, hard (vs. soft)

usage: converted to solid form (as concrete)

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Definition and meaning of set (Dictionary)