Synonyms for setting


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. setting, position, place
usage: the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
5. place setting, setting, service, table service
usage: a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
6. mount, setting, mounting
usage: 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"


1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace, set down, set back, set up, set up, set down, set up, set up, set up, set out
usage: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2. determine, set
usage: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit, choose, take, select, pick out
usage: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
4. set, mark, lay down, establish, make
usage: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
5. set, change, alter, modify, set off, set up, set off, set apart, set aside, set off
usage: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
6. set, arrange, set up
usage: fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
7. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set, change, alter, modify
usage: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
8. set, localize, localise, place, stage, present, represent
usage: locate; "The film is set in Africa"
9. set, go down, go under, descend, fall, go down, come down
usage: disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
10. arrange, set, compose, write
usage: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
11. plant, set, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
usage: put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
12. set, originate, initiate, start
usage: apply or start; "set fire to a building"
13. jell, set, congeal, solidify
usage: become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
14. set, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
usage: put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a broken bone"
15. set, countersink, bury, sink
usage: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
16. set, hone
usage: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
17. sic, set, assail, assault, set on, attack
usage: urge a dog to attack someone
18. place, put, set, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
usage: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
19. rig, set, set up, equip, fit, fit out, outfit
usage: equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
20. set up, lay out, set, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
usage: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
21. adjust, set, correct, change, alter, modify
usage: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
22. fructify, set, reproduce, procreate, multiply
usage: bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
23. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, groom, neaten
usage: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"


1. setting (vs. rising)
usage: (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"
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