What is set?

  • (adj): Being below the horizon.
    Example: "The moon is set"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on set:

Ignition Magneto - Automobile
... some early luxury cars have had dual-plugged systems with one set of plugs fired by a magneto, and the other set wired to a coil, dynamo, and battery circuit ... have almost always had a timing advance system which can set the timing to the best setting for the speed the engine is turning, improving power output and fuel efficiency ...
Star Frontiers - Products
... The basic boxed set was renamed "Alpha Dawn" after the expansions began publication ... It included two ten-sided dice, a large set of cardboard counters, and a folding map with a futuristic city on one side and various wilderness areas on the other for use with the included ... A second boxed set called "Knight Hawks" followed shortly ...
Instruction Set
... An instruction set, or instruction set architecture (ISA), is the part of the computer architecture related to programming, including the native data types ... An ISA includes a specification of the set of opcodes (machine language), and the native commands implemented by a particular processor ... Instruction set architecture is distinguished from the microarchitecture, which is the set of processor design techniques used to implement the instruction ...
Science Fiction Set in The 23rd Century - Games - Computer Games
... Quake 4 is set in the year 2245, as stated in the USS Hannibal's terminals ... StarQuest Online is set around 2216 ... Aliens versus Predator 2, a computer game, is set between November 23, 2230 and January 7, 2231 ...
200 Series Shinkansen - Preserved Examples
221-1 and 237-1 (ex-set E1, later F30) at Sendai General Shinkansen Depot 215-1, 222-1, 226-1 (all ex-set E1, later F30), and 249-5 (ex-set H5) stored ...

More definitions of "set":

  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Example: "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
    Synonyms: put, place, pose, position, lay
  • (verb): Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.
    Example: "Set the house afire"
  • (verb): Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
    Synonyms: adjust, correct
  • (noun): An unofficial association of people or groups.
    Example: "The smart set goes there"
    Synonyms: circle, band, lot
  • (verb): Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    Synonyms: fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up
  • (adj): Converted to solid form (as concrete).
    Synonyms: hardened
  • (verb): Establish as the highest level or best performance.
    Example: "Set a record"
    Synonyms: mark
  • (noun): Evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris.
    Synonyms: Seth
  • (noun): A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used.
    Example: "A set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
  • (adj): Determined or decided upon as by an authority.
    Example: "The time set for the launching"
    Synonyms: determined, dictated
  • (adj): .
    Example: "Set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    Synonyms: laid
  • (noun): The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon.
    Example: "Before the set of sun"
  • (verb): Get ready for a particular purpose or event.
    Example: "Set up an experiment"; "set the table"
    Synonyms: set up, lay out
  • (verb): Apply or start.
    Example: "Set fire to a building"
  • (verb): Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly.
    Example: "Set clocks or instruments"
  • (verb): Fix conclusively or authoritatively.
    Example: "Set the rules"
    Synonyms: determine
  • (verb): Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor.
  • (verb): Urge a dog to attack someone.
    Synonyms: sic
  • (noun): Representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production.
    Synonyms: stage set
  • (noun): A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way.
    Example: "The set of his mind was obvious"
    Synonyms: bent
  • (adj): Situated in a particular spot or position.
    Example: "A house set on a hilltop"
    Synonyms: located, placed, situated
  • (adj): Fixed and unmoving.
    Example: "With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
    Synonyms: fixed, rigid
  • (verb): Equip with sails, masts, etc..
    Synonyms: rig, set up
  • (noun): Several exercises intended to be done in series.
    Synonyms: exercise set
  • (verb): Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink).
    Synonyms: countersink
  • (noun): (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way.
    Example: "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"
    Synonyms: readiness
  • (adj): (usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed.
    Example: "We are set to go at any time"
    Synonyms: fit, primed
  • (noun): (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols.
    Example: "The set of prime numbers is infinite"
  • (noun): A unit of play in tennis or squash.
    Example: "They played two sets of tennis after dinner"
  • (verb): Adapt for performance in a different way.
    Example: "Set this poem to music"
    Synonyms: arrange
  • (noun): The act of putting something in position.
    Example: "He gave a final set to his hat"
  • (noun): Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals.
    Example: "The early sets ran on storage batteries"
  • (verb): Fix in a border.
    Example: "The goldsmith set the diamond"
  • (verb): Put into a position that will restore a normal state.
    Example: "Set a broken bone"
  • (verb): Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground.
    Synonyms: plant

Famous quotes containing the word set:

    I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
    Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree,
    And that would set my teeth nothing on edge,
    Nothing so much as mincing poetry.
    ‘Tis like the forced gait of a shuffling nag.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I do the wrong, and first begin to brawl.
    The secret mischiefs that I set abroach
    I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)