verb (tr, adverb)
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Words nearby set down
Example sentences from the Web for set down
Mr. Superintendent—taking his set-down rather sulkily—asked if he should summon the women.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
But let them signal for a set-down there—let them describe what had happened and they might face death as a plague ship.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
He will almost always give a beggar a "set-down" (square meal), and sometimes he will include a bundle of food "for the journey."Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
One is taken inside, very often is given a chance to wash, and is then "set-down" at a table.The Road|Jack London
"It was all such a set-down for Dolly," as he told his mother later.Hope Benham|Nora Perry
Idioms and Phrases with set down
Place in a lower position, as in Set the baby down here, or Set the bags down on the hall table. [Late 1400s]
Put in writing, record, as in Just set down all the facts as you remember them. [Second half of 1500s]
Regard, consider, as in Just set him down as a fool. [Late 1700s]
Assign to a cause, ascribe, as in Let's set down his error to inexperience. [Early 1800s]
Land an aircraft, as in The pilot set the plane down hard on the runway. Also see put down.