Definition of set
What is the definition of "set"?
1. To put in a specified position; place: set a book on a table.
2. To put into a specified state: set the prisoner at liberty.
3. To put into a stable position: set the fence post into a bed of concrete.
4. To fix firmly or in an immobile manner: He set his jaw and concentrated on flying the plane through the storm.
5. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken: set a broken arm.
Use "set" in a sentence
"If we remember that the extension of a concept is something like the set of objects that fall under the concept, then we could replace Frege's talk of ˜extensions™ by talk of ˜sets™ and use the following ˜set notation™ to refer to the set of objects that when added to 4 yield 5 and the set of objects that when added to 22 yield 5, respectively:"
"According to naÃ¯ve set theory, the functional expression ˜set of™ is indeed characterized by a putative abstraction principle."
"In some parts of Bavaria such bushes are set up also at the houses of newly-married pairs, and the practice is only omitted if the wife is near her confinement; for in that case they say that the husband has set up a May-bush for himself."
Words like "set" (synonyms)
How to Say "set" in:
- Spanish: set
- German: set
- French: set
- Mandarin: set
- Japanese: set
Words Like set
NEARBY & RELATED ENTRIES
- to set to work
- to set on fire
- to set little by
- to set upon
- period of play