Bedeutung von "set" Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /set/ (setting, set)

B1 to arrange a time when something will happen:

Should we set a date for the next meeting?
The next meeting is set for 6 February.

B1 to make a piece of equipment ready to be used:

He set the alarm for 7 a.m.

B1 When the sun sets, it moves down in the sky so that it cannot be seen.

B1 If a book, play, or movie is set in a place or period of time, the story happens there or at that time:

It’s a historical adventure set in India in the 1940s.
set someone free

to allow someone to leave prison

set fire to something

to make something start burning

set the table

to put plates, knives, forks, etc. on the table before you have a meal

If a liquid substance sets, it becomes solid.

UK If you set work or an exam at a school or college, you ask the students to do it:

Mr Harley forgot to set us any maths homework.

(Definition von "set verb" von Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)