Synonyms for set

Synonyms for (noun) set

Synonyms: set, exercise set

Definition: several exercises intended to be done in series

Usage: he did four sets of the incline bench press

Similar words: physical exercise, physical exertion, exercise, exercising, workout

Definition: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

Usage: the doctor recommended regular exercise; he did some exercising; the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit


Synonyms: set

Definition: the act of putting something in position

Usage: he gave a final set to his hat

Similar words: position, positioning, placement, locating, location, emplacement

Definition: the act of putting something in a certain place


Synonyms: set

Definition: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals

Usage: the early sets ran on storage batteries

Similar words: electronic equipment

Definition: equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)


Synonyms: stage set, set

Definition: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

Usage: the sets were meticulously authentic

Similar words: representation

Definition: a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something


Synonyms: readiness, set

Definition: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way

Usage: 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

Similar words: cognitive state, state of mind

Definition: the state of a person's cognitive processes


Synonyms: set, bent

Definition: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

Usage: the set of his mind was obvious

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: set

Definition: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

Usage: before the set of sun

Similar words: descent

Definition: a movement downward


Synonyms: set

Definition: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

Usage: a set of books; a set of golf clubs; a set of teeth

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection

Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Synonyms: set

Definition: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

Usage: the set of prime numbers is infinite

Similar words: abstract entity, abstraction

Definition: a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples


Synonyms: circle, band, lot, set

Definition: an unofficial association of people or groups

Usage: the smart set goes there; they were an angry lot

Similar words: social group

Definition: people sharing some social relation


Synonyms: Set, Seth

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

Similar words: Egyptian deity

Definition: a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians


Synonyms: hardening, curing, solidification, solidifying, set

Definition: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

Usage: the hardening of concrete; he tested the set of the glue

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity


Synonyms: set

Definition: a unit of play in tennis or squash

Usage: they played two sets of tennis after dinner

Similar words: period of play, play, playing period

Definition: (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

Usage: rain stopped play in the 4th inning

Synonyms for (verb) set

Synonyms: set, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange

Definition: arrange attractively

Usage: dress my hair for the wedding

Similar words: groom, neaten

Definition: care for one's external appearance

Usage: He is always well-groomed


Synonyms: fructify, set

Definition: bear fruit

Usage: the apple trees fructify

Similar words: multiply, reproduce, procreate

Definition: have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

Usage: The Bible tells people to procreate


Synonyms: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: set

Definition: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

Usage: set clocks or instruments

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: set

Definition: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

Usage: set the house afire

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: set, set up, lay out

Definition: get ready for a particular purpose or event

Usage: set up an experiment; set the table; lay out the tools for the surgery

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill


Synonyms: rig, set, set up

Definition: equip with sails or masts

Usage: rig a ship

Similar words: outfit, equip, fit, fit out

Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities


Synonyms: jell, set, congeal

Definition: become gelatinous

Usage: the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

Similar words: solidify

Definition: become solid

Usage: The metal solidified when it cooled


Synonyms: put, place, set

Definition: estimate

Usage: We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Similar words: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess

Definition: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds


Synonyms: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix

Definition: decide upon or fix definitely

Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: set, mark

Definition: establish as the highest level or best performance

Usage: set a record

Similar words: establish, make, lay down

Definition: institute, enact, or establish

Usage: make laws


Synonyms: set, sic

Definition: urge to attack someone

Usage: The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders; the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly


Synonyms: set

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

Similar words: hone

Definition: sharpen with a hone

Usage: hone a knife


Synonyms: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: set, countersink

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

Similar words: sink, bury

Definition: embed deeply

Usage: She sank her fingers into the soft sand; He buried his head in her lap


Synonyms: set, plant

Definition: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

Usage: Let's plant flowers in the garden

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: set

Definition: fix in a border

Usage: The goldsmith set the diamond

Similar words: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order


Synonyms: set

Definition: put into a position that will restore a normal state

Usage: set a broken bone

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: set

Definition: apply or start

Usage: set fire to a building

Similar words: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation


Synonyms: set, arrange

Definition: adapt for performance in a different way

Usage: set this poem to music

Similar words: compose, write

Definition: write music

Usage: Beethoven composed nine symphonies


Synonyms: place, set, localise, localize

Definition: locate

Usage: The film is set in Africa

Similar words: stage, represent, present

Definition: perform (a play), especially on a stage

Usage: we are going to stage `Othello'


Synonyms: set, typeset

Definition: set in type

Usage: My book will be typeset nicely; set these words in italics

Similar words: print, impress

Definition: reproduce by printing


Synonyms: set, go down, go under

Definition: disappear beyond the horizon

Usage: the sun sets early these days

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms for (adjective) set

Synonyms: set, hardened

Definition: converted to solid form (as concrete)

Similar words: hard

Definition: resisting weight or pressure


Synonyms: rigid, fixed, set

Definition: fixed and unmoving

Usage: 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

Similar words: unmoving, nonmoving

Definition: not in motion


Synonyms: laid, set

Definition: set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"

Usage: stones laid in a pattern

Similar words: arranged, ordered

Definition: disposed or placed in a particular kind of order

Usage: the carefully arranged chessmen; haphazardly arranged interlobular septa; comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace


Synonyms: primed, set, fit

Definition: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed

Usage: 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

Similar words: ready

Definition: completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

Usage: get ready; she is ready to resign; the bridge is ready to collapse; I am ready to work; ready for action; ready for use; the soup will be ready in a minute; ready to learn to read


Synonyms: set, situated, placed, located

Definition: situated in a particular spot or position

Usage: valuable centrally located urban land; strategically placed artillery; a house set on a hilltop; nicely situated on a quiet riverbank

Similar words: settled

Definition: established in a desired position or place; not moving about

Usage: nomads...absorbed among the settled people; settled areas; I don't feel entirely settled here; the advent of settled civilization


Synonyms: determined, dictated, set

Definition: determined or decided upon as by an authority

Usage: date and place are already determined; the dictated terms of surrender; the time set for the launching

Similar words: settled

Definition: established or decided beyond dispute or doubt

Usage: with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night


Synonyms: set

Definition: being below the horizon

Usage: the moon is set

Similar words: down

Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value

Usage: lay face down; the moon is down; our team is down by a run; down by a pawn; the stock market is down today