Definitions for: Setting


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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