the context and environment in which something is set
"the perfect setting for a ghost story"
setting, background, scope(noun)
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
mise en scene, stage setting, setting(noun)
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
context, circumstance, setting(noun)
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
"the historical context"
the physical position of something
"he changed the setting on the thermostat"
place setting, setting(noun)
a table service for one person
"a place setting of sterling flatware"
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"
the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.
The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
A standard level or placement that a knob or control is placed at, for example, the volume setting on a television.
that disappears below the horizon
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
the act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter
something set in, or inserted
that in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin
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
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
The operation of moving a boat or raft by means of poles. Also, arranging the sights of a gun, or pointing it.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2351
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Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2403
Rank popularity for the word 'setting' in Nouns Frequency: #1107
The numerical value of setting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of setting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of setting in a Sentence
There's no limit setting.
I thought someone was setting off firecrackers.
This budget is setting the right tone for this time.
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Clearly in this setting, more is certainly not always better.
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Translations for setting
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- nastavení, lůžkoCzech
- Vertonung, Kontext, Einstellung, untergehendGerman
- miljöö, tapahtumapaikkaFinnish
- couchant, réglage, configurationFrench
- suidheachadhScottish Gaelic
- contesto, calanteItalian
- ustawienie, konfiguracjaPolish
- poente, ambientePortuguese
- установка, настройка, оправа, обстановкаRussian
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