adjective Date: 14th century 1. well or firmly established <
well-set in his own values — William Johnson
2. strongly built <
a well-set athlete

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • well-set — well′ set′ adj. 1) cvb firmly set or fixed: well set in her habits[/ex] 2) cvb strongly formed: a well set body[/ex] • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Well-set — a. [1913 Webster] 1. Properly or firmly set. [1913 Webster] 2. Well put together; having symmetry of parts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-set — Synonyms and related words: able bodied, athletic, balanced, brawny, broad shouldered, burly, coequal, confirmed, coordinate, deep dyed, deep engraven, deep fixed, deep grounded, deep laid, deep rooted, deep seated, deep set, deep settled, dyed… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • well-set — adjective strongly and firmly constructed a well knit argument a well knit theatrical production well knit athletes a sailor short but well set Alexander Hamilton • Syn: ↑well knit • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-set — /wel set /, adj. 1. firmly set or fixed. 2. strongly formed: a well set human body. [1300 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-set — /ˈwɛl sɛt/ (say wel set) adjective skilfully arranged, fixed, placed, etc. Also, (especially in predicative use), well set /wɛl ˈsɛt/ (say wel set) …   Australian English dictionary

  • well set — adjective firmly established; solidly fixed or arranged. ↘(also well set up) (of a person) strongly built …   English new terms dictionary

  • well-set-up — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective : well formed, framed, or fashioned a handsome well set up blond young man Dorothy C. Fisher * * * well set upˈ adjective (informal; of a person) Well built, shapely • • • Main Entry: ↑well …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-set-up — /ˈwɛl sɛt ʌp/ (say wel set up) adjective set up skilfully. Also, (especially in predicative use), well set up /wɛl sɛt ˈʌp/ (say wel set up) …   Australian English dictionary

  • well set up — (of a person) strongly built. → well set …   English new terms dictionary

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