Synonyms of setting


1. setting, scene, environment, environs, surroundings, surround

usage: the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

2. setting, background, scope, environment

usage: the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"

3. mise en scene, stage setting, setting, stage

usage: arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

4. context, circumstance, setting, environment

usage: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"

5. setting, position, place

usage: the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"

6. place setting, setting, service, table service

usage: a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"

7. mount, setting, mounting

usage: a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"


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"

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