vi to fit music to words.
2. set ·impf & ·p.p. of set.
3. set ·noun a young oyster when first attached.
4. set ·noun that which is set, placed, or fixed.
5. set ·adj adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.
6. set ·vi to become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
7. set ·add. ·noun camber of a curved roofing tile.
8. set ·adj established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.
9. set ·noun a young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
10. set ·noun collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
11. set ·adj firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.
12. set ·adj regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.
13. set ·noun direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.
14. set ·noun that dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.
15. set ·vi to apply one's self; to undertake earnestly;
now followed by out.
xvi. set ·vt to make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
xvii. set ·adj fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance.
xviii. set ·vt to fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.
xix. set ·vi to place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
xx. set ·noun a short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.
xxi. set ·vi to fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.
xxii. set ·vt to value; to rate;
xxiii. set ·noun that which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.
xxiv. set ·vt to lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
xxv. set ·vt to stake at play; to wager; to risk.
xxvi. set ·vt to give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
xxvii. set ·noun a kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
xxviii. set ·vt to suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.
xxix. set ·vt to point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game;
said of hunting dogs.
xxx. set ·vt hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
xxxi. set ·vi to begin to move; to go out or forth; to start;
now followed by out.
xxxii. set ·add. ·noun the manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit; as, the set of a coat.
xxxiii. set ·noun the act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination.
xxxiv. set ·vt to compose; to arrange in words, lines, ·etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.
xxxv. set ·vt to extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
xxxvi. set ·vi to congeal; to concrete; to solidify.
xxxvii. set ·vt to reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.
xxxviii. set ·noun a number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.
xxxix. set ·noun in dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.
xl. set ·vi to indicate the position of game;
said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.
xli. set ·vt to render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
xlii. set ·vt to adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
xliii. set ·vt to fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.
xliv. set ·vt to put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
xlv. set ·vt to fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
xlvi. set ·noun the deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw, which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an opening, wider than the blade.
xlvii. set ·vi to pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end.
xlviii. set ·noun permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, ·etc.; as, the set of a spring.
xlix. set ·vt to put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.
l. set ·vi to be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well (·i.e., not blasted in the blossom).
li. set ·add. ·noun a stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street paving. commonly written sett.
lii. set ·noun a piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an intervening piece.
liii. set ·vt to make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
liv. set ·vt to fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
lv. set ·vt to fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.
lvi. set ·vi to have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
lvii. set ·vt to establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
lviii. set ·vt to cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.
lix. set ·vt to determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
lx. set ·add. ·noun any of various standards of measurement of the fineness of cloth; specif., the number of reeds in one inch and the number of threads in each reed. the exact meaning varies according to the location where it is used. sometimes written sett.
lxi. set ·noun a number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, ·etc.
lxii. set ·noun a series of as many games as may be necessary to enable one side to win six. if at the end of the tenth game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce set, and decided by an application of the rules for playing off deuce in a game. ·see deuce.
lxiii. set ·vt to cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.