What does set out mean?

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set out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceverb

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

    "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

  2. range, array, lay out, set outverb

    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

    "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"

  3. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take offverb


    "The family took off for Florida"


  1. set outverb

    To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.

  2. set outverb

    To go out, leave.

  3. set outverb

    To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of set out in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

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

Examples of set out in a Sentence

  1. Don Prudencio Unanue:

    They accomplished what they set out to do, which was get Donald Trump out of the way, i think this is mission accomplished, by the unions, the partnership, the conglomerate of social media, big tech, big media and big government. ... There is a war coming, now that the president is leaving today, they're still coming after the United States, United States.

  2. Charles Franklin Kettering:

    It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    It's too soon to set out an exact timetable, the new government was only formed ... last Wednesday and Thursday. A negotiating strategy is now being prepared and once that is finalised you will see the formal process begin to start.

  4. Edgar Lawrence Doctorow:

    I don't know what I set out to do.

  5. Rasmus Andreasen:

    We felt it odd that the maps of strontium distributions on which these conclusions were based show no resemblance to the underlying geology, we set out to test if modern-day farming could be the reason that the natural strontium variations were obscured.

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  • يArabic
  • vydat se, vypravit seCzech
  • määritellä, lähteä matkaan, ryhtyä, yksilöidäFinnish
  • commencer, expliquerFrench
  • प्रस्थान करनाHindi
  • andare fuori, spiegare, illustrare, esplicare, uscireItalian
  • uiteenzetten, gaan, starten, verlaten, beginnen, uitzettenDutch
  • устанавливать, отправляться, отправитьсяRussian
  • виклавUkrainian

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