Third person singular
- (transitive) If you set something somewhere, you put something into a place.
- (transitive) If you set something, you put it into some state or condition.
- (transitive) If you set something, you define it or to fix its value.
- (transitive) If you set the table, you put dishes, forks and knives on it.
- I set the table for five people, but only three came.
- (intransitive) When the sun or moon sets, it moves toward the horizon.
- The sun sets every evening.
- (intransitive) If something sets, it dries and becomes solid.
- The past tense and past participle of set.
It is illegal to set fire to the forest.
- Something that is set is fixed. It cannot be changed easily.
- Don't argue! The rules are set.
- The time for the race is set.
- To be ready for something.
- Are you set?
- The scenery for a theatrical work such as a play, ballet, musical, etc.
- The Metropolitan Opera's set for Aida is spectacular.
- I was painting a wall on the set when the director arrived.
- A group of things that can be used together.
- A group of things, where every single one of them has a certain purpose. All of them are needed to perform a certain operation.
- A group of similar things.
- I have a set of porcelain figurines depicting characters from Shakespeare's plays.
- Persons that have something in common may be called a set.
- That rich chick is a member of the Jet Set.
- Girls who wear sweaters on Wednesday in my school belong to the sweater set.
- The Long Island Horsey Set plays polo on weekends.
- The machine with which one gets radio or television programs.
- This television set is broken.
- This radio set can receive programs from Australia.
- In many sports, a number of sets make up a game. This is the case, for example, in tennis and table tennis.
- The tennis player won the first two sets, but lost the game.