What does setting mean?

Definitions for setting
ˈsɛt ɪŋset·ting

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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

ChatGPT

  1. setting

    Setting refers to the time, place, and social environment in which a story or event takes place. It includes elements such as the physical location, geographical and historical context, cultural surroundings, and atmosphere or mood. The setting helps to establish the background and context for the narrative or situation, shaping the characters' experiences and actions. It plays a crucial role in storytelling by providing a framework for readers or viewers to immerse themselves in the fictional world created by the author or creator.

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

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SETTING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Setting is ranked #102688 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Setting surname appeared 175 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Setting.

    93.7% or 164 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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

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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. Doug Gilmour:

    Well this is very disappointing. How do I approach this ? we’re all disappointed the Leafs did n’t make it to the second round. This is on social media, this guy setting my jersey on fire. I do n’t play for the Leafs but I support the Leafs.

  2. Steve Fama:

    It’d be an awful shame if those people were returned to prison, those patients have been proven not to need a prison setting given their medical conditions.

  3. Bob Goodlatte:

    When Bob Goodlatte have a public hearing, each member of Congress gets five minutes to ask questions. Following all of the work by the inspector general and House Judiciary Committee and the people we've interviewed, we have hundreds of questions to ask him and House Judiciary Committee's not an appropriate forum to do House Judiciary Committee in a public setting like that.

  4. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    No element has been introduced that's alien, the whole building fully belongs to its setting.

  5. Lerynne West:

    I know the responsibility that I have to do good with this money, and my life has changed forever, i plan to make thoughtful and responsible decisions on giving to my friends, my family and setting up so that my grandchildren will all have a college education.

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