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setting   WordNet 2.0

- arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

 
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- mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
"the diamond was in a plain gold mount"

 
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- a table service for one person
"a place setting of sterling flatware"

 
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- the context and environment in which something is set
"the perfect setting for a ghost story"

 
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- the physical position of something
"he changed the setting on the thermostat"

 
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- the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can''t do that in a university setting"

 
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- (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon
"the setting sun"

 
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Setting   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.

2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. Boyle.

3. Something set in, or inserted.

"Thou shalt set in it settings of stones." -- Ex. xxviii. 17.

4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.

Setting coat
(Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.

Setting dog
a setter. See Setter, n., 2.

Setting pole
a pole, often iron- pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.

Setting rule
(Print.) A composing rule.

 
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