What does setter mean?

Definitions for setter
ˈsɛt ərset·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compositor, typesetter, setter, typographernoun

    one who sets written material into type

  2. setternoun

    a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point

Wiktionary

  1. setternoun

    One who sets something, especially a typesetter

    The exam was so hard we assumed the question setter must have been in a bad mood.

  2. setternoun

    A long-haired breed of gundog.

    She has a spaniel and a red setter.

  3. setternoun

    The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.

  4. setternoun

    A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.

  5. setternoun

    A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets

  6. Etymology: From set + -er.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Setternoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Setter

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. setter

    A setter is a method or class in programming that is used to control changes to a variable or object. They allow the programmer to update, modify or change the value of a private field or property. This adds a protective layer to the data to ensure it is not unintentionally or improperly changed, and also encapsulates the logic required to update the variable. In sports, especially volleyball, a setter is a player who "sets" the ball for another player to make an attack. In the context of dogs, a setter can refer to a specific breed, such as the English setter or Irish setter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Setternoun

    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

  2. Setternoun

    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

  3. Setternoun

    one who hunts victims for sharpers

  4. Setternoun

    one who adapts words to music in composition

  5. Setternoun

    an adornment; a decoration; -- with off

  6. Setternoun

    a shallow seggar for porcelain

  7. Setterverb

    to cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue

Wikidata

  1. Setter

    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

  1. Setter

    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.

  2. Setter

    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

  1. setter

    In gunnery, a round stick, to drive fuzes, or any other compositions, into cases of paper.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SETTER

    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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  1. retest

  2. street

  3. tester

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of setter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of setter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of setter in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Wozniacki:

    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.

  2. Madeline Gardner:

    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.

  3. Luke Bartholomew:

    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.

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