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 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
    US English
    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. Andre Bakhos:

    We are in an environment of mixed signal, inconsistencies and the markets are being driven by a lack of a positive theme, troubles in European banks and weak oil prices, we've been setting up for squeezing of the sponge. It's time to take some profits from the markets.

  2. Zereana Jess-Huff:

    The way insurers have embraced this service delivery method has been an interesting development, i think a lot of that is because their backs are up against the wall when it comes to accessibility. This service is an answer for that. For individuals who need to pay for online therapy out of pocket, we’ve also introduced rates that are competitive with what you would pay in a brick-and-mortar setting.If you are seeing a Ph.D. level therapist through Amwell, it’s $95, and if you are seeing a masters-level therapist it’s $79.

  3. Rob Goldstone:

    I just sent somebody an email that says I'm setting up a meeting for someone that is going to bring you damaging information about somebody who was running to become the President of the United States. I thought that was worthy of the words' smoking gun,' yes.

  4. Jonathan Finer:

    The notion that the President of the United States is going to go to one of the cultural and religious centers of the region and explain the proper role of Islam in the world in Saudi Arabia, I think really risks setting some off notes.

  5. Rita Redberg:

    I think most of what drives use of these settings, such as urgent care, retail clinics and emergency rooms, is (their) increasing availability . . . combined with lack of access to primary care, it is definitely a disadvantage to be seen in a setting where the doctor doesn’t know you or have access to your chart and medical history.

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