n.1.The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
2.The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
3.Something set in, or inserted.
Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.
- Ex. xxviii. 17.
4.That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
5.the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.
Setting coat
(Arch.) the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.
Setting dog
a setter. See Setter, n., 2.
Setting pole
a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.
Setting rule
(Print.) A composing rule.
Noun1.setting - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
Synonyms: scene
2.setting - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
Synonyms: scope, background
3.setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
4.setting - the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
5.Settingsetting - a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
Synonyms: place setting
6.setting - 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"
Synonyms: mount
Adj.1.setting - (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"
rising - (of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon; "the rising sun"
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Setting coat
Setting dog
setting hen
Setting pole
Setting rule
Setting-up exercise
Settle bed
settle down
settle on
settlement house
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