[ set-ing ]
/ ˈsɛt ɪŋ /
the act of a person or thing that sets.
the surroundings or environment of anything: The garden was a perfect setting for the house.
the mounting in which a jewel is set.
a group of all the articles, as of china, silver, or glass, required for setting a table or a single place at a table.
the locale or period in which the action of a novel, play, film, etc., takes place: The setting of this story is Verona in the 15th century.
Also called stage setting, stage set. the scenery and other properties used in a dramatic performance.
- a piece of music composed for certain words.
- a piece of music composed for a particular medium, or arranged for other than the original medium.
SYNONYMS FOR setting
2 See environment.
Related formsnon·set·ting, adjectiveun·set·ting, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unsetting
Sometimes it has burned so brightly, it has been my morning and evening star, my rising, but unsetting sun.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for unsetting
/ (ˈsɛtɪŋ) /
the surroundings in which something is set; scene
the scenery, properties, or background, used to create the location for a stage play, film, etc
music a composition consisting of a certain text and music provided or arranged for it
the metal mounting and surround of a gemdiamonds in an antique gold setting
the tableware, cutlery, etc, for a single place at table
any of a series of points on a scale or dial that can be selected to control the level as of temperature, speed, etc, at which a machine functions
a clutch of eggs in a bird's nest, esp a clutch of hen's eggs
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