setting

  • 1 Setting — Set ting, n. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking the… …

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  • 2 Setting — may refer to: * A place where something is set * Set construction in theatrical scenery * Setting (fiction) in literature * In jewelry, when a diamond or gem is set into a frame or bed, see also stonesetting * Campaign setting in role playing… …

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  • 3 setting — [set′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that sets 2. the position or adjustment of something, as a dial, that has been set 3. a thing in or upon which something is set; specif., the backing for a gem or gems, or the style or shape of this [a marquise… …

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  • 4 Setting — (englisch für ‚Anordnung‘, ‚Schauplatz‘) bezeichnet in Literatur, Theater und Film den Schauplatz oder Ort der Handlung in der Psychologie die spezifische Gestaltung der Therapieumstände, siehe Setting (Psychologie) In der Terminologie Timothy… …

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  • 5 setting — index atmosphere, case (set of circumstances), posture (situation), scene, site, vicinity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 6 setting-up — UK US adjective [before noun] UK ► SETUP(Cf. ↑setup) adjective ► relating to an amount paid to a financial organization when putting money into an investment fund for the first time: setting up charge/costs/fee »National Mutual s Sipp has a… …

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  • 7 setting — late 14c., fact or action of being set or setting, from SET (Cf. set) (v.). Ref. to mounts for jewels, etc. is from 1815; meaning background, history, environment is attested from 1841 …

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  • 8 setting — setting; un·setting; …

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  • 9 setting — [n] scene, background ambience, backdrop, context, distance, environment, frame, framework, horizon, jungle, locale, location, mise en scène, mounting, perspective, set, shade, shadow, site, stage set, stage setting, surroundings; concepts… …

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  • 10 setting — ► NOUN 1) the way or place in which something is set. 2) a piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewellery. 3) a piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words. 4) (also place setting) a… …

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  • 11 setting — *background, environment, milieu, mise en scène, backdrop …

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  • 12 setting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 place where sth happens ADJECTIVE ▪ natural ▪ wild animals in their natural setting ▪ attractive (esp. BrE), beautiful, ideal, idyllic …

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  • 13 setting — set|ting W2 [ˈsetıŋ] n 1.) the place where something is or where something happens, and the general environment beautiful/perfect/magnificent/idyllic setting ▪ an old farmhouse in a beautiful setting setting for ▪ Cyprus is the perfect setting… …

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  • 14 setting — n. set of tableware 1) a place setting for frame in which a gem is set 2) to fashion a setting for surroundings 3) a natural setting arrangement of stage props 4) a stage setting point at which a measuring device is set 5) to adjust, change the… …

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  • 15 setting — /set ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that sets. 2. the surroundings or environment of anything: The garden was a perfect setting for the house. 3. the mounting in which a jewel is set. 4. a group of all the articles, as of china, silver …

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  • 16 setting — [[t]se̱tɪŋ[/t]] settings 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N for n A particular setting is a particular place or type of surroundings where something is or takes place. Rome is the perfect setting for romance... Perth was the setting for the SNP s… …

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  • 17 setting */*/*/ — UK [ˈsetɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms setting : singular setting plural settings 1) the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place We provide health care outside any kind of… …

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  • 18 setting*/ — [ˈsetɪŋ] noun [C] 1) the place where someone or something is, and all the things that are part of that place The classroom setting must be calm and safe.[/ex] a hotel in a charming mountain setting[/ex] 2) the time or place in which the events of …

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  • 19 setting — set|ting [ setıŋ ] noun count *** ▸ 1 where someone/something is ▸ 2 time/place in story ▸ 3 position of controls ▸ 4 dishes etc. for 1 person ▸ 5 metal part of jewelry ▸ 6 music added to words 1. ) the place where someone or something is, and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 Setting — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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