What does Setter mean?
Definitions for Setter
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compositor, typesetter, setter, typographernoun
one who sets written material into type
a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
One who sets something, especially a typesetter
The exam was so hard we assumed the question setter must have been in a bad mood.
A long-haired breed of gundog.
She has a spaniel and a red setter.
The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets
Etymology: From set + -er.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from set.
When he was gone I cast this book away: I could not look upon it but with weeping eyes, in remembering him who was the only setter on to do it. Roger Ascham.
Shameless Warwick, peace!
Proud setter up and puller down of kings! William Shakespeare, H. VI.
He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods. Acts xvii.
Another set of men are the devil’s setters, who continually beat their brains how to draw in some innocent unguarded heir into their hellish net, learning his humour, prying into his circumstances, and observing his weak side. South.
The setter is a type of gundog used most often for hunting game such as quail, pheasant, and grouse. In the UK, the four setter breeds, together with the pointers, usually form a subgroup within the gundog group as they share a common function. However, the setter breeds each have subtle differences in head, bone and substance.The American and Canadian Kennel Clubs classify these breeds within the Sporting Group. Setters from show lines are usually considered to be heavier and larger than those from 'working' lines.
one who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth
a hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching
one who hunts victims for sharpers
one who adapts words to music in composition
an adornment; a decoration; -- with off
a shallow seggar for porcelain
to cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue
The setter is a type of gundog used most often for hunting game such as quail, pheasant, and grouse. In the UK, the four setter breeds together with the Pointer usually form a sub group within the gundog group as they share a common function. However, each of the setter breeds have subtle differences in head, bone and substance. The American and Canadian Kennel Clubs classify these breeds within the sporting group. Setters from show lines are usually considered to be heavier and larger than those from 'working' lines.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
set′ėr, n. one who sets, as music to words: a dog which crouches when it scents the game: one who finds out the victims for thieves.—Setter forth, one who proclaims or promotes anything; Setter off, one who decorates; Setter on, an instigator; Setter out, one who expounds; Setter up, one who establishes.
set′ėr, v.t. (prov.) to cut an ox's dewlap, and treat with a seton.—ns. Sett′ering, the foregoing process; Sett′er-wort, the fetid hellebore.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In gunnery, a round stick, to drive fuzes, or any other compositions, into cases of paper.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Setter is ranked #28967 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Setter surname appeared 820 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Setter.
95.4% or 783 total occurrences were White.
2.2% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of Setter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Setter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Setter in a Sentence
Today was a tone-setter for what is to come, the ECB's rhetoric really emphasises the fragile state of the European, and global, economy.
It was only fitting that my last match would be a three- setter, a grinder and my career would finish with a forehand error. I guess it was meant to be, i really am happy. I'm excited for what's to come. You might see me around off the court.
Meghan is a trend-setter, when she wears a coat, it sells out in a minute. I think she’ll push the envelope with her gown a little bit.
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Translations for Setter
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- Vorstehhund, Vorstehhündin, Setzerin, Setzer, SetterGerman
- setteri, syöttäjä, asettaja, asettelijaFinnish
- cù-eunaichScottish Gaelic
- palleggiatrice, palleggiatoreItalian
- Novorum dæmoniorumLatin
- связующий, пасующийRussian
- dizgici, oyun kurucu, seter, ihbarcıTurkish
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