Definitions for setbackˈsɛtˌbæk

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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.

Anagrams of setback

  1. backest


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