Synonyms for setting

Noun

1. setting, scene, environment, environs, surroundings, surround
usage: the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
2. setting, background, scope, environment
usage: the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
3. mise en scene, stage setting, setting, stage
usage: arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
4. context, circumstance, setting, environment
usage: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
5. setting, position, place
usage: the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
6. place setting, setting, service, table service
usage: a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
7. mount, setting, mounting
usage: a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"

Noun

1. setting, scene, environment, environs, surroundings, surround
usage: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
2. setting, background, scope, environment
usage: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
3. mise en scene, stage setting, setting, stage
usage: several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
4. context, circumstance, setting, environment
usage: representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
5. setting, position, place
usage: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
6. place setting, setting, service, table service
usage: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
7. mount, setting, mounting
usage: the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
8. set, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
usage: a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
9. set, abstraction, abstract entity
usage: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
10. set, exercise set, exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
usage: evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
11. stage set, set, representation
usage: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun"
12. set, circle, band, lot, social group
usage: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
13. bent, set, inclination, disposition, tendency
usage: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
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