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, scene(noun)

    the context and environment in which something is set

    "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

  2. setting, background, scope(noun)

    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, setting(noun)

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

  4. context, circumstance, setting(noun)

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

    "the historical context"

  5. setting(noun)

    the physical position of something

    "he changed the setting on the thermostat"

  6. place setting, setting(noun)

    a table service for one person

    "a place setting of sterling flatware"

  7. mount, setting(noun)

    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. Setting(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. setting(Noun)

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

  2. setting(Noun)

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

  3. setting(Noun)

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

  4. setting(Adjective)

    that disappears below the horizon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Setting

    of Set

  2. Setting(noun)

    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. Setting(noun)

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

  4. Setting(noun)

    something set in, or inserted

  5. Setting(noun)

    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 list of functions or choices on an app, computer, laptop, server, network, mobilephone, smartphone, handheld device, appliance or other type of device.

    The mobile phone settings were easy to change.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  
  2. 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  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say setting in sign language?

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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. Matthieu Lamarre:

    We met with the police to reassess whether we needed to cancel some of our summer events, but we made the decision not to, after what happened in Nice, we are in the process of setting up devices aimed at blocking vehicles entering the site with barriers, other vehicles standing in the way and blocks of concrete.

  2. Shah Kamal:

    With the receding flood waters across the country, there is a possibility of outbreaks of water-borne diseases, that's why we are setting up water treatment plants in the flood-affected areas on a priority basis.

  3. The CDC:

    As testing becomes more widely available, consideration should be given to its role in rapidly identifying and addressing COVID-19 in this occupational setting.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Whether that's building roads, or setting up effective power grids, or making sure that we've got high-quality public education — that teachers are paid enough — the market will not cover those things. And we've got to do them together. Basic research falls in that category.

  5. World Monuments Fund:

    The palaces of Sennacherib at Nineveh and Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud are vestiges of the political, cultural and artistic height of the Assyrian Empire. The remains of these palaces, the only Assyrian palaces left preserved and decorated with reliefs, are now protected against vandals and function as site museums where visitors can appreciate ancient wall reliefs in their original setting.

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