Definitions for setbackˈsɛtˌbæk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word setback

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Wiktionary

  1. setback(Noun)

    An obstacle, delay, or disadvantage.

    After some initial setbacks, the expedition went safely on its way.

  2. setback(Noun)

    (possibly archaic) A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy.

    After some initial setbacks, the expedition went safely on its way.

  3. setback(Noun)

    The required distance between a structure and a road.

  4. setback(Noun)

    A backset; a check; a repulse; a relapse.

  5. setback(Noun)

    A step-like recession in a wall.

    Setbacks were initially used for structural reasons, but now are often mandated by land use codes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Setback(noun)

    offset, n., 4

  2. Setback(noun)

    a backset; a countercurrent; an eddy

  3. Setback(noun)

    a backset; a check; a repulse; a reverse; a relapse

Freebase

  1. Setback

    A setback, sometimes called step-back, is a step-like recession in a wall. Setbacks were initially used for structural reasons, but now are often mandated by land use codes.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of setback in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of setback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    The French said this was an act of war, and he calls it a setback.

  2. Roderick L. Evans:

    Sometimes what appears to be a setback is God's mode of elevation.

  3. Tarik Jasarevic:

    This is a setback, but we have the capacity to move ahead and contain this.

  4. Fred Muwema:

    This evidence was collected very painstakingly ... It's a big setback for us.

  5. Brad Hanson:

    The loss of J-32 was a disturbing setback, we lost a lot of reproductive potential.

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