set




A set is a group of things that belong together, like the set of even numbers (2,4,6…) or the bed, nightstands, and dresser that make up your bedroom set.

Set has many different meanings. As a verb, it means to put in place. Remember where you set your keys down! If you pour concrete, it takes a while to set, or become firm. To “set the bar” is to establish a benchmark for excellence. To set in stone is to make permanent. Every evening, the sun sets beyond the horizon.

Definitions of set
  1. verb

    put into a certain place or abstract location

    synonyms:
    lay, place, pose, position, put
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    enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

    introduce
    docket

    place on the docket for legal action
    cock

    set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
    postpose

    place after another constituent in the sentence
    prepose

    place before another constituent in the sentence
    step

    place (a ship’s mast) in its step
    put back, replace

    put something back where it belongs
    stratify

    form, arrange, or deposit in layers
    plant

    place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
    intersperse

    place at intervals in or among
    nestle, snuggle

    position comfortably
    pile

    place or lay as if in a pile
    arrange, set up

    put into a proper or systematic order
    lay over, superimpose, superpose

    place on top of
    superpose

    place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
    park

    place temporarily
    ensconce, settle

    fix firmly
    dispose

    place or put in a particular order
    emplace

    put into place or position
    emplace

    provide a new emplacement for guns
    ship

    place on board a ship
    underlay

    put (something) under or beneath
    trench

    set, plant, or bury in a trench
    pigeonhole

    place into a small compartment
    shelve

    place on a shelf
    jar

    place in a cylindrical vessel
    repose

    to put something (eg trust) in something
    sign

    place signs, as along a road
    middle

    put in the middle
    parallelize

    place parallel to one another
    butt

    place end to end without overlapping
    recess

    put into a recess
    reposition

    place into another position
    throw, thrust

    place or put with great energy
    tee, tee up

    place on a tee
    rack up

    place in a rack
    coffin

    place into a coffin
    bed

    put to bed
    appose

    place side by side or in close proximity
    place down, put down, set down

    cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    seed, sow

    place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    misplace

    place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
    juxtapose

    place side by side
    set down

    put or settle into a position
    bottle

    put into bottles
    bucket

    put into a bucket
    barrel

    put in barrels
    ground

    place or put on the ground
    pillow, rest

    rest on or as if on a pillow
    lose, mislay, misplace

    place (something) where one cannot find it again
    upend

    set, turn, or stand on end
    seat, sit, sit down

    show to a seat; assign a seat for
    seat

    place in or on a seat
    lay, put down, repose

    put in a horizontal position
    place upright, stand, stand up

    put into an upright position
    recline

    cause to recline
    plant

    put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
    instal, install, put in, set up

    set up for use
    deposit, fix, posit, situate

    put (something somewhere) firmly
    ladle

    put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    poise

    cause to be balanced or suspended
    lean

    cause to lean or incline
    clap

    put quickly or forcibly
    rest

    put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    perch

    cause to perch or sit
    load

    put (something) on a structure or conveyance
    cram

    put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    siphon

    move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
    seat

    place or attach firmly in or on a base
    position

    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    glycerolise, glycerolize

    place in glycerol
    space

    place at intervals
    marshal

    place in proper rank
    settle, settle down

    settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    throw

    to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    imbricate

    place so as to overlap
    plug

    insert as a plug
    plug

    insert a plug into
    inoculate

    introduce a microorganism into
    inset

    set or place in
    glass

    put in a glass container
    catheterise, catheterize

    insert a catheter into (a body part)
    cup

    put into a cup
    interlard, intersperse

    introduce one’s writing or speech with certain expressions
    feed, feed in

    introduce continuously
    slip

    insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
    foist

    insert surreptitiously or without warrant
    regularise, regularize

    make regular or more regular
    order

    place in a certain order
    order

    bring order to or into
    straighten

    make straight or straighter
    rearrange

    put into a new order or arrangement
    serialise, serialize

    arrange serially
    alphabetise, alphabetize

    arrange in alphabetical order
    coordinate, organise, organize

    bring order and organization to
    interstratify

    arrange rocks in alternating strata
    stratify

    form layers or strata
    deploy

    place troops or weapons in battle formation
    aim, direct, take, take aim, train

    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    bury

    place in the earth and cover with soil
    hang up

    put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
    draw, string, thread

    thread on or as if on a string
    marshal

    arrange in logical order
    string

    stretch out or arrange like a string
    spread out, string out

    set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    interleave

    intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
    plume, preen

    clean with one’s bill
    stack

    arrange the order of so as to increase one’s winning chances
    chain

    connect or arrange into a chain by linking
    geminate, pair

    arrange in pairs
    concord

    arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
    cascade

    arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
    settle

    arrange or fix in the desired order
    pyramid

    arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
    corral

    arrange wagons so that they form a corral
    catenate, catenulate

    arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
    decorate, dress

    provide with decoration
    develop

    superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
    array, lay out, range, set out

    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    bundle, compact, pack, wad

    compress into a wad
    reship

    place on a ship again or transfer to another ship
    reduce

    reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
    pop

    put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down

    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
    broadcast

    sow over a wide area, especially by hand
    inseminate, sow, sow in

    place seeds in or on (the ground)
    scatter

    sow by scattering
    rail

    lay with rails
    heap, pile, stack

    arrange in stacks
    distribute, stagger

    to arrange in a systematic order
    stuff

    cram into a cavity
    root

    plant by the roots
    puddle

    dip into mud before planting
    checkrow

    plant in checkrows
    drape

    arrange in a particular way
    drape

    place casually
    reseat

    show to a different seat
    lay

    lay eggs
    blow

    lay eggs
    bed

    place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
    dibble

    plant with a wooden hand tool
    afforest, forest

    establish a forest on previously unforested land
    replant

    plant again or anew
    retrofit

    fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
    reinstall

    install again
    post, put up

    place so as to be noticed
    inject, shoot

    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    gradate

    arrange according to grades
    tree

    plant with trees
    square

    position so as to be square
    sediment

    settle as sediment
    sediment

    deposit as a sediment
    dress, line up

    arrange in ranks
    bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest

    place in a grave or tomb
    rebury

    bury again
    line up

    form a line
    orient

    cause to point
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    displace, move

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

  2. verb

    locate

    “The film is
    set in Africa”
    synonyms:
    localise, localize, place
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    present, represent, stage

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

  3. verb

    put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

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    plant
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    root

    plant by the roots
    puddle

    dip into mud before planting
    checkrow

    plant in checkrows
    bed

    place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
    dibble

    plant with a wooden hand tool
    afforest, forest

    establish a forest on previously unforested land
    replant

    plant again or anew
    tree

    plant with trees
    re-afforest

    reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
    reforest

    forest anew
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    lay, place, pose, position, put

    put into a certain place or abstract location

  4. verb

    fix in a border

    “The goldsmith
    set the diamond”
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    arrange, set up

    put into a proper or systematic order

  5. verb

    arrange attractively

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    arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress

    curry, dress, groom

    give a neat appearance to
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    bob

    cut hair in the style of a bob
    wave

    set waves in
    marcel

    make a marcel in a woman’s hair
    gauffer, goffer

    make wavy with a heated goffering iron
    perm

    give a permanent wave to
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    groom, neaten

    care for one’s external appearance

  6. verb

    put into a position that will restore a normal state

    set a broken bone”
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    lay, place, pose, position, put

    put into a certain place or abstract location

  7. verb

    insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

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    countersink
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    bury, sink

    embed deeply

  8. verb

    disappear beyond the horizon

    “the sun
    sets early these days”
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    go down, go under
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    Antonyms:

    ascend, come up, rise, uprise

    come up, of celestial bodies
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    come down, descend, fall, go down

    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

  9. noun

    the act of putting something in position

    “he gave a final
    set to his hat”
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    emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning

    the act of putting something in a certain place

  10. noun

    representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

    “the
    sets were meticulously authentic”
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    stage set
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    scene, scenery

    the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
    backcloth, backdrop, background

    scenery hung at back of stage
    flat

    scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
    masking, masking piece

    scenery used to block the audience’s view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
    set piece

    a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
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    representation

    a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

  11. noun

    the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

    “before the
    set of sun”
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    descent

    a movement downward

  12. adjective

    situated in a particular spot or position

    “a house
    set on a hilltop”
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    located, placed, situated

    settled

    established in a desired position or place; not moving about
  13. adjective

    being below the horizon

    “the moon is
    set
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    down

    being or moving lower in position or less in some value
  14. verb

    decide upon or fix definitely

    synonyms:
    define, determine, fix, limit, specify
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    quantify

    use as a quantifier
    name

    mention and identify by name
    reset

    set anew
    define

    give a definition for the meaning of a word
    redefine

    give a new or different definition of (a word)
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    choose, pick out, select, take

    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

  15. verb

    fix conclusively or authoritatively

    set the rules”
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    determine
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    identify, place

    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    date

    assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of
    value

    fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
    filiate

    fix the paternity of
    format

    determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
    charge

    set or ask for a certain price
    initialise, initialize

    assign an initial value to a computer program
    assess, tax

    set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
    price

    determine the price of
    chronologise, chronologize

    establish the order in time of something
    misdate

    assign the wrong date to
    differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart

    mark as different
    overestimate, overvalue

    assign too high a value to
    underestimate, undervalue

    assign too low a value to
    float

    allow (currencies) to fluctuate
    mark up

    increase the price of
    manipulate, rig

    manipulate in a fraudulent manner
    overprice

    price excessively high
    underquote

    offer for sale at a price lower than the market price

  16. verb

    establish as the highest level or best performance

    set a record”
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    mark
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    establish, lay down, make

    institute, enact, or establish

  17. verb

    estimate

    synonyms:
    place, put
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    approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

  18. verb

    become gelatinous

    synonyms:
    congeal, jell
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    solidify

    become solid

  19. adjective

    set down according to a plan:”a carefully laid table with places set for four people”

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    laid

    arranged, ordered

    disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
  20. adjective

    determined or decided upon as by an authority

    “the time
    set for the launching”
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    determined, dictated

    settled

    established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
  21. adjective

    converted to solid form (as concrete)

    synonyms:
    hardened

    hard

    resisting weight or pressure
  22. adjective

    fixed and unmoving

    “”his bearded face already has a
    set hollow look”- Connor Cruise O’Brien”
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    fixed, rigid

    nonmoving, unmoving

    not in motion
  23. noun

    the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

    “he tested the
    set of the glue”
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    curing, hardening, solidification, solidifying
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    congealment, congelation

    the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
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    action, activity, natural action, natural process

    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

  24. noun

    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”
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    Trimurti

    the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
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    dentition, teeth

    the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
    singleton

    a set containing a single member
    brace, pair

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    triad, trio, triple, triplet

    a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    quadruple, quadruplet, quartet, quartette

    a set of four similar things considered as a unit
    quintet, quintette, quintuple, quintuplet

    a set of five similar things considered as a unit
    sestet, sextet, sextette

    a set of six similar things considered as a unit
    septet, septette

    a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    octet, octette

    a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
    chess set

    checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
    manicure set

    a set of implements used to manicure
    join, sum, union

    a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    Cartesian product, intersection, product

    the set of elements common to two or more sets
    field

    all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
    field

    all of the horses in a particular horse race
    field

    (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
    bracket

    a category falling within certain defined limits
    conjugation

    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
    suite

    a matching set of furniture
    choir, consort

    a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    core, core group, nucleus

    a small group of indispensable persons or things
    portfolio

    a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
    score

    a set of twenty members
    threescore

    a set with 3 times 20 members
    synset

    a set of one or more synonyms
    primary dentition

    dentition of deciduous teeth
    secondary dentition

    dentition of permanent teeth
    trilogy

    a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
    trigon, triplicity

    (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
    Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Tweedledum and Tweedledee

    any two people who are hard to tell apart
    direct sum

    a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
    bit field

    a field containing only binary characters
    income bracket, income tax bracket, tax bracket

    a category of taxpayers based on the amount of their income
    price bracket

    a category of merchandise based on their price
    bedroom set, bedroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the bedroom
    diningroom set, diningroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the dining room
    livingroom set, livingroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the living room
    cadre

    a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

  25. noun

    (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

    “the
    set of prime numbers is infinite”
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    interval

    a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
    group, mathematical group

    a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
    domain, domain of a function

    (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
    image, range, range of a function

    (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
    universal set

    (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration
    locus

    the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions
    subset

    a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set
    null set

    a set that is empty; a set with no members
    Mandelbrot set

    a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical iteration
    mathematical space, topological space

    (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind
    field

    (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1
    root, solution

    the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
    diagonal

    (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
    intersection

    a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
    origin

    the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
    bounded interval, closed interval

    an interval that includes its endpoints
    open interval, unbounded interval

    an interval that does not include its endpoints
    sub-interval

    an interval that is included in another interval
    subgroup

    (mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group
    Abelian group, commutative group

    a group that satisfies the commutative law
    subspace

    a space that is contained within another space
    null space

    a space that contains no points; and empty space
    manifold

    a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
    metric space

    a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality
    scalar field

    a field of scalars
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    abstract entity, abstraction

    a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

  26. noun

    several exercises intended to be done in series

    “he did four
    sets of the incline bench press”
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    exercise set
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    exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

  27. noun

    a unit of play in tennis or squash

    “they played two
    sets of tennis after dinner”
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    period of play, play, playing period

    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

  28. noun

    an unofficial association of people or groups

    “the smart
    set goes there”
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    band, circle, lot
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    car pool

    a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
    camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    cohort

    a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
    confederacy, conspiracy

    a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
    Four Hundred

    the exclusive social set of a city
    horsey set, horsy set

    a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
    jet set

    a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
    company, party

    a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
    Bloomsbury Group

    an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
    bohemia

    a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
    brain trust, kitchen cabinet

    an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
    loop

    an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
    cabal, camarilla, faction, junto

    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
    junta, military junta

    a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
    maffia, mafia

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates
    faction, sect

    a dissenting clique
    fatigue party

    a group of soldiers on fatigue duty
    landing party

    a part of a ship’s company organized for special duties ashore
    party to the action, party to the transaction

    a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings
    rescue party

    a party of rescuers
    search party

    a party of people to search for someone
    stretcher party

    a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
    war party

    a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
    galere, rogue’s gallery

    a coterie of undesirable people
    hard core

    the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
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    social group

    people sharing some social relation

  29. noun

    any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals

    “the early
    sets ran on storage batteries”
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    receiver, receiving system

    set that receives radio or tv signals
    sender, transmitter

    set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
    direction finder

    radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves
    jammer

    a transmitter used to broadcast electronic jamming
    radio, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, wireless

    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    radio transmitter

    transmitter that is the part of a radio system that transmits signals
    satellite receiver

    a receiver on a communications satellite
    satellite transmitter

    a transmitter on a communications satellite
    boob tube, goggle box, idiot box, television, television receiver, television set, telly, tv, tv set

    an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    television transmitter

    transmitter that is part of a television system
    type of:

    electronic equipment

    equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

  30. verb

    put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

    set the house afire”
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    pitch

    set to a certain pitch
    keynote

    set the keynote of
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    alter, change, modify

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

  31. verb

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

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    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up
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    socialise, socialize

    prepare for social life
    provide

    take measures in preparation for
    cram

    prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
    precondition

    put into the required condition beforehand
    fix

    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
    mount

    fix onto a backing, setting, or support
    lay out, set up

    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    winterise, winterize

    prepare for winter
    summerise, summerize

    prepare for summer
    prime

    insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    crop, cultivate, work

    prepare for crops
    brace, poise

    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    overcrop, overcultivate

    to exhaust by excessive cultivation
    nerve, steel

    get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
    type of:

    alter, change, modify

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

  32. verb

    get ready for a particular purpose or event

    set up an experiment”
    set the table”
    synonyms:
    lay out, set up
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    type of:

    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

  33. verb

    apply or start

    set fire to a building”
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    type of:

    initiate, originate, start

    bring into being

  34. verb

    adapt for performance in a different way

    set this poem to music”
    synonyms:
    arrange
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    prearrange

    arrange beforehand
    put

    adapt
    transpose

    put (a piece of music) into another key
    table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate

    arrange or enter in tabular form
    type of:

    compose, write

    write music

  35. verb

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

    synonyms:
    adjust, correct
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    proportion

    adjust in size relative to other things
    modulate

    adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
    temper

    adjust the pitch (of pianos)
    tune, tune up

    adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
    calibrate, fine-tune, graduate

    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    tune, tune up

    adjust for (better) functioning
    time

    adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
    trim

    adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
    zero, zero in

    adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    zero

    adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
    readjust, reset

    adjust again after an initial failure
    attune

    adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with
    time

    regulate or set the time of
    modulate, regulate

    fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    focalise, focalize, focus, sharpen

    put (an image) into focus
    sync, synchronise, synchronize

    make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    pressurise, pressurize

    increase the pressure in or of
    decompress, depressurise, depressurize

    decrease the pressure of
    fit, match

    make correspond or harmonize
    plumb

    adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
    align, coordinate, ordinate

    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
    harmonise, harmonize, reconcile

    bring into consonance or accord
    linearise, linearize

    make linear or get into a linear form
    justify

    adjust the spaces between words
    citify

    accustom to urban ways
    reset

    set to zero
    fine-tune, tweak

    adjust finely
    refocus

    put again into focus or focus more sharply
    phase

    adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
    puncture

    cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
    scale down

    reduce proportionally
    scale up

    increase proportionally
    service

    make fit for use
    misalign

    align imperfectly or badly
    key

    harmonize with or adjust to
    advance, set ahead

    move forward
    tune in

    regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program
    balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

    bring into balance or equilibrium
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    alter, change, modify

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

  36. verb

    set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

    set clocks or instruments”
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    types:

    reset

    set to zero
    advance, set ahead

    move forward
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    adjust, correct

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

  37. verb

    equip with sails or masts

    synonyms:
    rig, set up
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    type of:

    equip, fit, fit out, outfit

    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

  38. verb

    set in type

    set these words in italics”
    synonyms:
    typeset
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    type of:

    impress, print

    reproduce by printing

  39. verb

    give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

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    hone

    sharpen with a hone

  40. verb

    urge to attack someone

    synonyms:
    sic
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    type of:

    assail, assault, attack, set on

    attack someone physically or emotionally

  41. noun

    a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

    “the
    set of his mind was obvious”
    synonyms:
    bent
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    disposition, inclination, tendency

    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

  42. noun

    (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
    synonyms:
    readiness
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    cognitive state, state of mind

    the state of a person’s cognitive processes

  43. adjective

    (usually followed by `to’ or `for’) on the point of or strongly disposed

    “we are
    set to go at any time”
    synonyms:
    fit, primed

    ready

    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
  44. verb

    bear fruit

    synonyms:
    fructify
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    multiply, procreate, reproduce

    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

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