noun Date: 14th century 1. the manner, position, or direction in which something is set 2. the frame or bed in which a gem is set; also style of mounting 3. a. the time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops b. the time and place of the action of a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work c. the scenery used in a theatrical or film production 4. the music composed for a text (as a poem) 5. the articles of tableware for setting a place at table <
two settings of sterling silver
6. a batch of eggs for incubation Synonyms: see background

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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