What does setback mean?

Definitions for setbackˈsɛtˌbæk

Here are all the 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. Emeasoba George:

    Every setback is a set-up for a comeback. Thus, never mind your setback. For, you will sooner or later encounter a great comeback.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Inspirations/motivations can make you undismayed for life i.e. not discouraged, not even by a setback/failure. So, quest for them.

  3. Travis Kvapil:

    It's a small team and this (would have been) a big setback for us if that was missing. It was enough of a setback as it was, not being able to qualify and run the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

  4. Tom Bell:

    Part of our strategy is to secure future franchises and we are working hard ... to do that. Like any strategy sometimes there's a minor setback here or a minor setback there but our strategy remains undeterred.

  5. Roger Federer:

    It was much better for me to look forward to the rest of the season, rest of my life, really, i didn't want to have setback after setback and injure Roger Federer maybe further. In hindsight, that was definitely the right decision.

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