What does set up mean?

Definitions for set up
set up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word set up.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. establish, set up, found, launchverb

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

  2. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack togetherverb

    create by putting components or members together

    "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"

  3. raise, erect, rear, set up, put upverb

    construct, build, or erect

    "Raise a barn"

  4. set up, lay out, setverb

    get ready for a particular purpose or event

    "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"

  5. arrange, set upverb

    put into a proper or systematic order

    "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

  6. set upverb

    begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.

    "set up an election"

  7. ensnare, entrap, frame, set upverb

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

  8. effect, effectuate, set upverb


    "The scientists set up a shock wave"

  9. install, instal, put in, set upverb

    set up for use

    "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"

  10. install, instal, set up, establishverb


    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"

  11. rig, set upverb

    arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

    "rig an election"

  12. pitch, set upverb

    erect and fasten

    "pitch a tent"

  13. arrange, set up, put, orderverb

    arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

    "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

  14. rig, set, set upverb

    equip with sails or masts

    "rig a ship"

  15. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setverb

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

    "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"


  1. set upverb

    To ready something for use.

  2. set upverb

    Logically order.

  3. set upverb

    To cause to happen

  4. set upverb

    To trap or ensnare.

  5. set upverb

    Arrange for an outcome; to tamper or rig.

  6. set upverb

    To gel or harden.

  7. set upverb

    To make (someone) proud or conceited (often in passive).

  8. set upverb

    To matchmake; to arrange a date between two people.

  9. set upverb

    To create a goalscoring opportunity (for).

  10. set upadjective

    In a position to function; ready.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. set up

    Soldiers, mariners, and small-arm men, well drilled, and instructed to be upright and soldierlike in their carriage, are "well set up."

Anagrams for set up »

  1. upset

  2. stupe

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

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

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of set up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of set up in a Sentence

  1. Geoff Ogilvy:

    It's about setting up the course exactly how they know it works best, and they've got it down to a science. They set up the first 63 holes purely to get the tournament going on the 10th tee. That's what it feels like, anyway.

  2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I think it's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you, you had your shot, you were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bush's set up -- of not critiquing the president who comes after you -- is a good tradition.

  3. Scott Stripling:

    We have just begun the process of accumulating evidence but we’re confident that the tabernacle rested at Shiloh, the tabernacle was set up at Shiloh in 1400 B.C. - Joshua 18:1 mentions it.

  4. Shawn Pleasants:

    They're always set up with such rigid protocols. I would leave the place immediately.

  5. Nate Weaver:

    I mean, with all the procedures the banks have set up, and you know, checking and double checking, triple checking, there's no way anybody gets away with that stuff.

Images & Illustrations of set up

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Translations for set up

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  • vyvolat, způsobit, zmanipulovat, zatuhnout, připravitCzech
  • στήνωGreek
  • prepararSpanish
  • paigaldama, tahkuma, korrastama, põhjustama, püüdma, kallutama, valmisEstonian
  • برپاییPersian
  • manipuloida, väärentää, asentaa, kovettua, valmis, järjestää, jähmettyä, aiheuttaaFinnish
  • installer, mettre en place, coincer, entourlouperFrench
  • beállít, felállítHungarian
  • mempersiapkanIndonesian
  • preparare, intrappolare, causare, installare, organizzare, indurire, creare, inserire, ordinare, assestarsiItalian
  • دامه‌زراندن, ڕێک خستنKurdish
  • opzetten, verstrikken, verharden, voorbereiden, leiden, stollen, regelen, schikken, harden, klaarzetten, bereiden, veroorzaken, verstokkenDutch
  • preparado, preparar, prontoPortuguese
  • расставлять, вызвать, расставить, подставлять, подстроить, располагать, подставить, устанавливать, расположить, подстраивать, установить, вызыватьRussian
  • அமைக்கவும்Tamil

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
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