Übersetzung von “set” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

set

verbset /sɛt/ ( setting pt pp set )
transitive to put somewhere
mettre , poser

She set the mug down on the table.
Elle reposa la tasse sur la table.
transitive to make a device or machine ready
régler

I set the alarm to go off at 6:00.
J'ai réglé l'alarme pour qu'elle sonne à 6h.

Set the dial on/to "cold."
Réglez le cadran sur "froid".
transitive to put in a particular state
mettre

They set the prisoners free.
Ils ont libéré les prisonniers.

Someone deliberately set the house on fire.
Quelqu'un a délibérément mis le feu à la maison.
transitive to decide on a time or date
fixer

Have we set a time for the meeting?
Avons-nous fixé une heure pour la réunion ?

The date was set at May 15th.
La date a été fixée au 15 mai.
transitive to decide on a level, rate, limit, etc.
mettre , fixer

an airline setting its fares higher
une compagnie aérienne augmentant le prix des billets

The law sets a limit on how much tax companies pay.
La loi fixe une limite sur le montant des taxes que paient les entreprises.

We set high standards of behavior for the kids.
Nous mettons la barre haut en ce qui concerne le comportement des enfants.
intransitive (of the sun) to become lower than the horizon in the evening
se coucher

We watched the sun set over the ocean.
Nous regardions le soleil se coucher sur l'océan.
set in
(of a movie, play, etc.) having a story that happens in a particular place or time
qui se passe

The movie is set in ancient Rome.
Le film se passe dans la Rome antique.
set an example
to behave in a good way that you want others to copy
montrer l'exemple

Parents have to set a good example for their children.
Les parents doivent montrer l'exemple pour les enfants.
set a record
to reach a higher standard or level than has ever been reached
battre un record

She set the city record in the 200m race.
Elle a battu le record du 200m.

record-setting temperatures
des températures qui battent des records
set the stage for
to make possible
préparer le terrain

The lack of food set the stage for the riots.
Le manque de nourriture a préparé le terrain pour les émeutes.

set apart

verb phrasalset apart [ ˈsɛt əˈpɑrt ]
to make different
distinguer

Her intelligence sets her apart from her colleagues.
Son intelligence la distingue de ses collègues.

set aside

verb phrasalset aside [ ˈsɛt əˈsaɪd ]
to temporarily not use
réserver , mettre de côté

Set half of the dough aside to make the second loaf.
Réservez la moitié de la pâte pour faire le second pain.

We have some money set aside to buy some land.
Nous avons de l'argent de côté par acheter du terrain.

set back

verb phrasalset back [ ˈsɛt ˈbæk ]
to cause to happen later than planned
retarder

The delays set us back by two months.
Les retards nous ont retardés de deux mois.
; see also setback
to cost a large amount
coûter

A college education can set you back $100,000.
Des études supérieures peuvent vous coûter 100 000 $.

set forth

verb phrasalset forth [ ˈsɛt ˈfɔrθ, ˈfoʊrθ ] liter
to set out on a long trip
se mettre en route

set off

verb phrasalset off [ ˈsɛt ˈɔf, ˈɒf ]
to make an explosive device explode
faire exploser , déclencher

to set off a bomb/firework
faire exploser une bombe / déclencher un feu d'artifice
to be the reason sth happens
déclencher

He kicked the winning goal, setting off a celebration in the stadium.
Il a tiré le but de la victoire déclenchant une ovation dans le stade.
to make an alarm sound
déclencher

The burning food set off the smoke alarm.
La nourriture en train de brûler a déclenché l'alarme incendie.
to begin a trip
se mettre en route , partir

They set off for the lake at dawn.
Ils sont partis pour le lac à l'aube.

set out

verb phrasalset out [ ˈsɛt ˈaʊt ]
to begin a long trip
se mettre en route , partir

We set out the next morning.
Nous nous sommes mis en route / sommes partis le lendemain matin.
to present information in an organized way
exposer

The document sets out several important principles.
Le document expose plusieurs principes importants.

set out to

verb phrasalset out to [ ˈsɛt ˈaʊt ˌtu, tə ]
to have a particular goal when you start
entreprendre de , avoir dans l'intention de

He set out to climb all seven peaks.
Il a entrepris de gravir les sept sommets dans leur intégralité.

I don't think she set out to hurt anyone.
Je pense pas qu'elle ait eu l'intention de blesser qui que ce soit.

set up

verb phrasalset up [ ˈsɛt ˈʌp ]
to start or do sth that requires organization
créer , organiser

She set up her own business.
Elle a créé sa propre entreprise.

We need to have a meeting - I'll set one up.
Il faut qu'on se fasse une réunion. Je vais en organiser une.
to make it appear that sb is responsible for doing sth wrong
piéger

He claims he was set up by the mafia bosses.
Il déclare qu'il a été piégé par les patrons de la mafia.
; see also setup
to make ready to use
installer

I"ll set up the wireless connection.
Je vais installer la connexion sans fil.
; see also setup

set

noun countableset /sɛt/
a group of similar things that are used together
série feminine , jeu masculine

a set of dishes/keys/tools
un service de plats / jeu de clés / une trousse à outils

an extra set of wheels for the scooter
un jeu de roues supplémentaire pour le scooter
the background and objects used for a play or movie
décor masculine

an elaborate movie set
un décor cinématographique recherché
a device that receives TV or radio signals
poste masculine

a broken TV set
un poste de télé cassé

set

adjectiveset /sɛt/
=fixed; not changing
fixé/-ée , déterminé/-ée , arrêté/-ée

a set number of tickets
un nombre déterminé de billets

He has some very set ideas on the subject.
Il a quelques idées très arrêtées sur le sujet.

The rules are set - it's too late to change them.
Les règles sont fixées ; il est trop tard pour les changer.
set in your ways
not liking to change the way you do things
routinier/-ière

My parents have become set in their ways since they retired.
Mes parents sont devenus routiniers depuis qu'ils ont pris leur retraite.
likely to do sth
capable

He looks set to win the election.
Il semble capable de gagner l'élection.
all set
spoken ready
prêt/prête

Are we all set? OK, let's go!
Etes-vous prêts ? OK, allons-y !
(dead) set against
to be strongly opposed to
farouchement opposé/-ée à

My parents are dead set against the idea.
Mes parents sont farouchement opposés à cette idée.
set on
determined to
déterminé/-ée à

Why are you so set on quitting?
Pouquoi êtes-vous déterminé à partir ?

(Übersetzung von “set” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

set

verb /set/ (present participle setting, past tense, past participle set)

to put or place

poser
She set the tray down on the table.

to put plates, knives, forks etc on (a table) for a meal

mettre
Please would you set the table for me?

to settle or arrange (a date, limit, price etc)

fixer
It’s difficult to set a price on a book when you don’t know its value.

to give a person (a task etc) to do

donner
The witch set the prince three tasks
The teacher set a test for her pupils
He should set the others a good example.

to cause to start doing something

déclencher
His behaviour set people talking.

(of the sun etc) to disappear below the horizon

se coucher
It gets cooler when the sun sets.

to become firm or solid

durcir
Has the concrete set?

to adjust (eg a clock or its alarm) so that it is ready to perform its function

régler
He set the alarm for 7.00 a.m.

to arrange (hair) in waves or curls.

faire une mise en plis

to fix in the surface of something, eg jewels in a ring.

poser

to put (broken bones) into the correct position for healing

remettre en place
They set his broken arm.
setting noun

a background

cadre
This castle is the perfect setting for a murder.

an arrangement of jewels in eg a ring.

monture

music composed for a poem etc

mise en musique
settings of folk songs.
setback noun

a delay in progress

contretemps
We had a bit of a setback when the car broke down.
set phrase

a phrase which always occurs in one form, and which cannot be changed

expression toute faite
‘Of no fixed abode’ is a set phrase.
set-square noun

a triangular instrument with one right angle, used in geometrical drawing etc.

équerre (à dessin)
setting-lotion noun

a lotion that is used in setting the hair.

fixateur (pour mise en plis)
set-to

an argument or fight

prise de bec, bagarre
They had a set-to over which TV programme to watch.
set-up noun

an arrangement

arrangement
There are several families living together in that house – it’s a funny set-up.
all set (often with to)

ready or prepared (to do something); just on the point of (doing something)

prêt (à, pour)
We were all set to leave when the phone rang.
set about

to begin

se mettre à
She set about planning her holiday
How will you set about this task?
set (someone) against (someone)

to cause (a person) to dislike (another person)

monter qqn contre qqn
She set the children against their father.
set aside

to keep for a special use or purpose

mettre de côté
He set aside some cash for use at the weekend.
set back

to delay the progress of

retarder
His illness set him back a bit at school.
set down

(of a bus etc) to stop and let (passengers) out

déposer
The bus set us down outside the post-office.
set in

to begin or become established

survenir; s’installer
Boredom soon set in among the children.
set off

(sometimes with on) to start a journey

se mettre en route (pour)
We set off to go to the beach.

to cause to start doing something

déclencher
She had almost stopped crying, but his harsh words set her off again.

to explode or ignite

faire partir (une fusée)
You should let your father set off all the fireworks.
set (something or someone) on (someone)

to cause (eg dogs) to attack (a person)

exciter contre
He set his dogs on me.
set out

to start a journey

se mettre en route
He set out to explore the countryside.

to intend

chercher à
I didn’t set out to prove him wrong.
set to

to start to do something (vigorously)

(s’)attaquer (à)
They set to, and finished the work the same day.
set up

to establish

établir
When was the organization set up?

to arrange or construct

installer
He set up the apparatus for the experiment.
set up camp

to erect tents etc

établir un camp
They set up camp in a field.
set up house

to establish one’s own home

s’installer (dans ses meubles)
He’ll soon be earning enough to set up house on his own.
set up shop

to start a shop

ouvrir un commerce/magasin
They set up shop in the High Street.
set upon (also set on)

to attack

se jeter sur
He set upon me in the dark.

set

adjective

(often with on) ready, intending or determined (to do something)

résolu à
He is set on going.

deliberate

bien déterminé
He had the set intention of hurting her.

stiff; fixed

figé
He had a set smile on his face.

not changing or developing

(bien) arrêté
set ideas.

(with with) having something set in it

incrusté de
a gold ring set with diamonds.

set

noun

an apparatus for receiving radio or television signals

poste

a group of people

groupe
the musical set.

the process of setting hair

mise en plis
a shampoo and set.

scenery for a play or film

décor
There was a very impressive set in the final act.

a group of six or more games in tennis

set
She won the first set and lost the next two.

(Übersetzung von “set” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)