Definition for SET

SET, n.1

  1. A number or collection of things of the same kind and of similar form, which are ordinarily used together; as, a set of chairs; a set of tea-cups; a set of China or other ware.
  2. A number of things fitted to be used together, though different in form; as, a set of dining-tables. A set implies more than two, which are called a pair.
  3. A number of persons customarily or officially associated, as, a set of men, a set of officers; or a number of persons having a similitude of character, or of things which have some resemblance or relation to each other. Hence our common phrase, a set of opinions. This falls into different divisions or sets of nations connected under particular religions, &c. Ward's Law of Nations.
  4. A number of particular things that are united in the formation of a whole; as, a set of features. – Addison.
  5. A young plant for growth; as, sets of white thorn or other shrub. – Encyc.
  6. The descent of the sun or other luminary below the horizon; as, the set of the sun. – Atterbury.
  7. A wager at dice. That was but civil war, an equal set. – Dryden.
  8. A game. We will, in France, play a set / Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard. – Shak.

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