- firmly set or fixed.
- strongly formed: a well-set human body.
Origin of well-set
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for well-set
The head should be small, neat, “well-set” on the neck, and gracefully “carried.”The Young Lady's Equestrian Manual
The entire effect was that of the well-set stage of a society drama.The Gorgeous Girl
The neck rises from the shoulders like a column to support the well-set head.Greek Sculpture
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A well-set table is governed by a simple law—that of precision.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book
Instead of well-set hair, baldness, and burning instead of beauty.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)
- firmly established
- (of a person) strongly built
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