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     adj 1: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or
            strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit
            to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to
            scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at
            any time" [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]
     2: fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare";
        "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor
        Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain" [syn: fixed, rigid]
     3: situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable
        centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed
        artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated
        on a quiet riverbank" [syn: located, placed, situated]
     4: set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with
        places set for four people"; "stones laid in a pattern"
        [syn: laid]
     5: being below the horizon; "the moon is set" [syn: set(p)]
     6: determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and
        place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of
        surrender"; "the time set for the launching" [syn: determined,
     7: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: hardened]
     n 1: a group of things of the same kind that belong together and
          are so used: "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a
          set of teeth"
     2: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols;
        "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
     3: several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did
        four sets of the incline bench press" [syn: exercise set]
     4: representation consisting of the scenery and other
        properties used to identify the location of a dramatic
        production; "the sets were meticulously authentic" [syn: {stage
     5: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart
        set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: circle,
        band, lot]
     6: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular
        way; "the set of his mind was obvious" [syn: bent]
     7: the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final
        set to his hat"
     8: a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of
        tennis after dinner"
     9: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying
        or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he
        tested the set of the glue" [syn: hardening, solidifying,
     10: evil beast-headed god with high square ears and a long
         snout; brother and murderer of Osiris [syn: Set, Seth]
     11: the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before
         the set of sun"
     12: (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a
         particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve
         problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler
         solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the
         wrong set" [syn: readiness]
     13: any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or
         tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries"
     v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
          things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
          scent of the missing children";  "Place emphasis on a
          certain point" [syn: put, place, pose, position,
     2: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules" [syn: determine]
     3: decide upon, as of variables in math [syn: specify, determine,
     4: establish as the highest level or best performance: "set a
        record" [syn: mark]
     5: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state;
        "set the house afire"
     6: fix in a border, as of precious stones
     7:  make ready or suitable in advance for a particular purpose
        or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for
        school!"; "prepare for war" [syn: prepare, set up, ready,
         gear up]
     8: set to a certain position; "set clocks or instruments"
     9: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: localize, localise,
     10: disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as
         the sun and the moon [syn: go down, go under] [ant: rise]
     11:  adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to
         music" [syn: arrange]
     12: put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's
         plant flowers in the garden" [syn: plant]
     13: apply or start; "set fire to a building"
     14: become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the
         enzyme" [syn: jell, congeal]
     15: put into a position that will restore a normal state; "set a
         broken bone"
     16: insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a
         countersink) [syn: countersink]
     17: give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
     18: urge a dog to attack someone [syn: sic]
     19: estimate: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: place,
     20: equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships [syn: rig, set up]
     21: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an
         experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the
         surgery" [syn: set up, lay out]
     22:  alter slightly, esp. to achieve accuracy; regulate; "Adjust
         the clock, please" [syn: adjust]
     23: bear fruit, of plants [syn: fructify]
     24: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn:
         dress, arrange, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure]