What is setting?

  • (noun): The physical position of something.
    Example: "He changed the setting on the thermostat"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on setting:

Undead (Dungeons & Dragons) - Baelnorn
... Most of their appearances in modules, setting books, games, novels and the like are related to the old lords of Cormanthor/Myth Drannor, a fictional location in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting ... In the Forgotten Realms setting, Gold or Sun elves are the most likely to pursue this goal, but first must find the approval of various groups, sometimes including the Seldarine ...
Star Wars Galaxies - Setting
... The game launched with 10 planets Tatooine, Naboo, Corellia, Talus, Rori, Dantooine, Lok, Yavin IV, the forest moon of Endor, and Dathomir ... In the second expansion, Rage of the Wookiees, the Wookiee home planet Kashyyyk was added ...
Setting - Education
... Ability grouping, small groups formed within a single classroom Tracking (education), also called streaming, separating pupils by academic ability into groups for all subjects within a school The location where the education takes place, for example the classroom, known as the educational setting. ...
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
... The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting is a role-playing game sourcebook, first published in 1987 ... It details the Forgotten Realms setting and contains information on characters, locations and history, and sets specific rules for the Dungeons Dragons (often abbreviated as "D D ...

More definitions of "setting":

  • (noun): A table service for one person.
    Example: "A place setting of sterling flatware"
    Synonyms: place setting
  • (noun): The context and environment in which something is set.
    Example: "The perfect setting for a ghost story"
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): Arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted.
    Synonyms: mise en scene, stage setting
  • (noun): Mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place.
    Synonyms: mount
  • (adj): (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon.
    Example: "The setting sun"
  • (noun): The state of the environment in which a situation exists.
    Example: "You can't do that in a university setting"
    Synonyms: background, scope

Famous quotes containing the word setting:

    High from the summit of a craggy cliff,
    Hung o’er the deep, such as amazing frowns
    On utmost Kilda’s shore, whose lonely race
    Resign the setting sun to Indian worlds,
    The royal eagle draws his vigorous young
    James Thomson (1700–1748)

    The doctrine of those who have denied that certainty could be attained at all, has some agreement with my way of proceeding at the first setting out; but they end in being infinitely separated and opposed. For the holders of that doctrine assert simply that nothing can be known; I also assert that not much can be known in nature by the way which is now in use. But then they go on to destroy the authority of the senses and understanding; whereas I proceed to devise helps for the same.
    Francis Bacon (1560–1626)

    In my dealing with my child, my Latin and Greek, my accomplishments and my money stead me nothing; but as much soul as I have avails. If I am wilful, he sets his will against mine, one for one, and leaves me, if I please, the degradation of beating him by my superiority of strength. But if I renounce my will, and act for the soul, setting that up as umpire between us two, out of his young eyes looks the same soul; he reveres and loves with me.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)