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.
(Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.
a setter. See Setter, n., 2.
a pole, often iron- pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.
(Print.) A composing rule.