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