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Meaning of SETTING

Pronunciation:  'seting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
  4. [n]  the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
  5. [n]  the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
  6. [n]  the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
  7. [adj]  (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"

SETTING is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: background, mise en scene, mount, place setting, scene, scope, stage setting
 Antonyms: rising
 See Also: canvas, canvass, environment, environment, environs, flat, mounting, pave, place, position, prop, property, service, set, show window, showcase, stage, stage set, surround, surroundings, table service



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Set"ting\, 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. --Boyle.

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.

{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.