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Part of speech: Verb

To place or put in any position; fix; plant; make secure; put on a neet of eggs; as, to set a hen; fit; as, to set a poem to music; render motionless; adjust; as, to set a broken limb; assign or prescribe; as, to set a time for a meeting; in printing, to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type.

Part of speech: Verb

To sink below the horizon, as the sun; plant; be fixed firmly; to harden; as, the jelly will set quickly; apply oneself; as, to set to work; flow or tend; as, the current sets to the north; start; as, to set out upon a journey.

Part of speech: Adjective

Fixed or established; regular; determined; firm; formal; as, a set speech; immovable.

Part of speech: Noun

The descent of a heavenly body; flow or direction; a number of persons associated together; as, the younger set in society; a number of things of the same kind intended for use together; as, a set of tea things; a young plant ready to set out; in lawn tennis, a series of as many games as will enable one side to win six.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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