Sharp-set Sharp"-set`, a. Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set. [1913 Webster]

The town is sharp-set on new plays. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • sharp-set — [shärp′set′] adj. 1. having a keen desire or appetite, as for food 2. set so as to be sharp or at an acute angle …   English World dictionary

  • sharp-set — sharp set; sharp set·ness; …   English syllables

  • sharp-set — sharp setness, n. /shahrp set /, adj. 1. eager to satisfy the appetite, esp. for food. 2. keen or eager. 3. set to present a sharply angled edge. [1530 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharp-set — /ˈʃap sɛt/ (say shahp set) adjective 1. very hungry. 2. keen or eager. 3. set to present a sharply angled edge …   Australian English dictionary

  • sharp-set — adjective Date: 1540 archaic eager in appetite or desire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sharp-set — craving, wanting, desiring …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharp-set — adjective dated very hungry …   English new terms dictionary

  • sharp-set — a. Eager, hungry, ravenous, famishing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sharp-set — adjective extremely hungry they were tired and famished for food and sleep a ravenous boy the family was starved and ragged fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy • Syn: ↑famished, ↑ravenous, ↑starved, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sharp Nemesis NXT — at Mojave Role Racing aircraft Manufa …   Wikipedia

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