a person or thing that sets.
one of any of several breeds of hunting dogs that originally had the habit of crouching when game was scented but that are now trained to stand stiffly and point the muzzle toward the scented game.
Compare English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter.
Volleyball. a player who lofts the ball high for a teammate near the net to spike.
any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails See English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter
noun 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with relations between sets. noun 1. (maths) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and interrelationships of sets 2. (logic) a theory constructed within first-order logic that yields the mathematical theory of classes, esp one that distinguishes sets from proper classes as a means of avoiding […]
- Set the record straight
see: set straight
- Set the scene for
Also, set the stage for. Provide the underlying basis or background for, make likely or inevitable, as in Their fights about money set the scene for a divorce, or The comptroller’s assessment of the firm’s finances set the stage for a successful bond issue. These expressions allude to arranging a play’s actors and properties on […]
- Set the table
Also, lay the table. Arrange a cloth, plates, glasses, silverware and the like for a meal, as in Please set the table for eight tonight. [ Late 1300s ]