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setout

[set-out]
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noun Informal.
  1. preparations, especially for beginning a journey.
  2. start or outset.
  3. things set or laid out for use or display, as food on a table.
  4. getup or outfit.
  5. an entertaining event.

Origin of setout

First recorded in 1800–10; noun use of verb phrase set out
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Historical Examples

  • As soon as the victims proved favourable they all setout, the Arcadians following with the rest.

    Anabasis

    Xenophon