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Princeton's WordNet

  1. booked, engaged, set-aside(p)verb

    reserved in advance

  2. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserveverb

    give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

    "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"

  3. suspend, set asideverb

    make inoperative or stop

    "suspend payments on the loan"


  1. set asideverb

    To separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.

  2. set asideverb

    To disagree with something and reject or overturn it.

  3. set asideverb

    To declare something invalid or null and void.


  1. set aside

    Set-aside was an incentive scheme introduced by the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1988 (Regulation (EEC) 1272/88), to (i) help reduce the large and costly surpluses produced in Europe under the guaranteed price system of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); and (ii) to deliver some environmental benefits following considerable damage to agricultural ecosystems and wildlife as a result of the intensification of agriculture. It sought to achieve this by requiring that farmers leave a proportion of their land out of intensive production. Such land is said to be 'set-aside'.


  1. set aside

    To set aside generally refers to reserving or saving something for future use or for a particular purpose. It can also mean to disregard or dismiss something for the time being, or to ignore or interrupt, as in setting aside time for a task. This term can be used in various context such as law, finance, or everyday language.

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  1. eastside

  2. siestaed

  3. steadies

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of set aside in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of set aside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of set aside in a Sentence

  1. The Residents "Duck Stab":Bach is Dead:

    Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.

  2. Rukshan Fernando:

    We decided that for this work trip, we would set aside some time for ourselves to experience what life in Sri Lanka is like.

  3. Lawyer Stephen Kenny:

    We have no doubts that the Military Commission ... will make a ruling now that David Hicks' conviction should be set aside.

  4. Jasper Lawler:

    Sabadell can diversify away from the Spanish market with this deal, so it could be good for them. But they have to set aside the cash, and it's a new market for them, so a bit of an unknown, european banks still need strong balance sheets, and maybe acquisitions aren't the conservative approach investors are looking for.

  5. The IEA Baroni:

    What matters is whether enough funds have been set aside to provide for it.

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