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, 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  
  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
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    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. Udi Ofer:

    Jeff Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment -- the War on Drugs -- that has devastated the lives and rights of millions of Americans, ripping apart families and communities and setting millions, particularly black people and other people of color, on a vicious cycle of incarceration.

  2. Duyeon Kim:

    His overarching message was confident, normal, sophisticated... reminiscent of the feel as the Singapore summit setting, wearing a suit and tie, but he still sent a very firm word of caution, bordering a nuanced threat, that if Washington doesn't keep its Singapore promise and continues with sanctions, then he has Plan B in mind and will go his separate way. He's exuding confidence that his country isn't hung up over the Duyeon Kim, that they can still prosper without Washington.

  3. David Paleologos:

    Senator Amy Klobuchar is setting a torrid pace for Democrats in Minnesota, senator Amy Klobuchar popularity may impact other Democrats on the ballot, who can benefit from her' Klobuchar Coattails.'.

  4. Megan Huchko:

    When setting the stage for a universal health coverage debate, it really introduces the idea that family planning and reproductive health may not be included services and that's a dangerous precedent, we see this increasing understanding that people need access to reproductive health services and this feels like a definite step backwards when talking about medicines and vaccines, but explicitly excluding reproductive health.

  5. Saad Maan:

    Security forces are reinforcing their positions and setting three defensive lines around Ramadi to repel any attempts by terrorists to launch further attacks, all these three defensive lines will become offensive launch-pads once we determine the zero hour to liberate Ramadi.

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