What does setting mean?

Definitions for setting
ˈsɛt ɪŋset·ting

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word setting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. setting, scenenoun

    the context and environment in which something is set

    "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

  2. setting, background, scopenoun

    the state of the environment in which a situation exists

    "you can't do that in a university setting"

  3. mise en scene, stage setting, settingnoun

    arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

  4. context, circumstance, settingnoun

    the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

    "the historical context"

  5. settingnoun

    the physical position of something

    "he changed the setting on the thermostat"

  6. place setting, settingnoun

    a table service for one person

    "a place setting of sterling flatware"

  7. mount, settingnoun

    a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place

    "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"

GCIDE

  1. Settingnoun

    the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.

Wiktionary

  1. settingnoun

    The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.

  2. settingnoun

    A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.

  3. settingnoun

    A standard level or placement that a knob or control is placed at, for example, the volume setting on a television.

  4. settingadjective

    that disappears below the horizon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Setting

    of Set

  2. Settingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current

  3. Settingnoun

    the act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter

  4. Settingnoun

    something set in, or inserted

  5. Settingnoun

    that in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin

Freebase

  1. Setting

    In works of narrative, the literary element setting includes the historical moment in time and geographic location in which a story takes place, and helps initiate the main backdrop and mood for a story. Setting has been referred to as story world or milieu to include a context beyond the immediate surroundings of the story. Elements of setting may include culture, historical period, geography, and hour. Along with the plot, character, theme, and style, setting is considered one of the fundamental components of fiction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Setting

    set′ing, n. act of setting: direction of a current of wind: the hardening of plaster: that which holds, as the mounting of a jewel: the mounting of a play, &c., for the stage: act of adapting to music.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. setting

    The operation of moving a boat or raft by means of poles. Also, arranging the sights of a gun, or pointing it.

Editors Contribution

  1. setting

    A specific type of environment.

    We love to eat dinner outdoors with family, the setting is inclusive, harmonious and balanced.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  2. setting

    List of functions or choices on an app, computer, laptop, server, network, form of technology, handheld device, appliance or other type of device.

    The computer settings are easy to change.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2351

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2403

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Nouns Frequency: #1107

How to pronounce setting?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of setting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of setting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of setting in a Sentence

  1. Kweku Adoboli:

    Culture is being set at very senior levels of the industry and those responsible for setting that culture are as responsible for what the outcomes are as those who push the buttons at the coalface.

  2. James Comeys:

    It is important to separate the roll of politics in setting priorities and the decision to prosecute cases. And in the Justice Department that is what we do on a daily basis, that is how are trained. So, it is not difficult for me, as deputy attorney general, you are move involved in policy making, but in terms of the principles of the department and how we conduct our investigations and who we prosecute, those decisions are going to be made in the same way they have always been made.

  3. Wendy Pan:

    A lot of general funds in China are now setting up dedicated healthcare teams and are willing to pay more just to get into the space.

  4. Kwesi Nyantakyi:

    I think that we in Africa would have done better at the world (soccer) stage if we had not allowed people to infiltrate the camps of football setting, if you had people who will sit down and fix a match and determine what the outcome will be, that is not fair to African football. If referees can sell yellow card, sell red card, sell goals, then you're looking at a very bleak future of African football.

  5. Ted Alcorn of Everytown:

    So much about law is about setting cultural norms, just like the reasons you stop at red lights and don't speed isn't because there's a traffic cop behind every corner.

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