Set

What is Set ?

Set is (noun) 1. a group of things which go together, which are used together or which are sold together He carries a set of tools in the back of his car. The six chairs are sold as a set. 2. (in films) a place where a film is shot She has to be on set at 7.00 a.m. We went on a tour of the studios and watched a set being built. 3. (in games like tennis) one part of a match, consisting of several games She won the set 7-5. He lost the first two sets.(verb) 1. to put something in a special place She set the plate of biscuits down on the table next to her chair. to set the table to put the knives, forks, plates, glasses, cups, etc., in their right places on the table 2. to fix something When we go to France we have to set our watches to French time. The price of the new computer has been set at £500. 3. to fix a broken limb in position The doctor set his broken arm. 4. (of broken bones) to heal The broken wrist is setting very well. 5. to give work to some- one or prepare a puzzle or competition for someone to do The teacher has set us some homework for the weekend. Who set this quiz? – It is very difficult. He sets the crosswords in the local paper. this book has been set for the exam this book is on the list of books which have to be studied before the exam to set someone to work to give someone work to do The children were set to work washing up. 6. to make something happen He went to sleep smoking a ciga- rette and set the house on fire. All the pris- oners were set free. I had been worried about her, but her letter set my mind at rest. 7. (of the sun, moon or a planet.) to go down The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. 8. to write music to go with words The poem about cats was set to music. 9. to put atext into printed characters The idi- oms in this dictionary have been set in bold. (NOTE: sets – setting – set – has set)(adj) 1. fixed, which cannot be changed Visits are only allowed at set times. 2. ready We’re all set for a swim. My bags are packed and I’m all set to leave. The gov- ernment is set to introduce new anti-smoking laws. Her latest novel is set to become the best-selling book of the year. ‘on your marks, get set, go!’ orders given to runners at the beginning of a race

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level