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  1. firmly set or fixed.
  2. strongly formed: a well-set human body.
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Origin of well-set

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Related Words for well-set

firm, bent, stated, specified, rooted, established, confirmed, pat, immovable, obstinate, ironclad, predetermined, intent, entrenched, appointed, regular, prescribed, determined, scheduled, fixed

Examples from the Web for well-set

Historical Examples of 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

    Nalbro Bartley

  • The neck rises from the shoulders like a column to support the well-set head.

    Greek Sculpture

    Estelle M. Hurll

  • A well-set table is governed by a simple law—that of precision.

  • Instead of well-set hair, baldness, and burning instead of beauty.

British Dictionary definitions for well-set


adjective (well set when postpositive)
  1. firmly established
  2. (of a person) strongly built
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