Translation of "set" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /set/ us /set/ present participle setting, past tense and past participle 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 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.

to make a piece of equipment ready to be used

(機械などを)セットする, 設定する
He set the alarm for 7 a.m.
set someone free

to allow someone to leave prison

(人)を解放する, 釈放する
set fire to something

to make something start burning

~に放火する, 火を放つ
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.

(課題を)課す, (試験を)行う
Mr Harley forgot to set us any science homework.
noun uk /set/ us /set/

A2 a group of things that belong together

一式, 1セット
a set of instructions
a set of keys

B1 a television or radio

a TV set
adjective uk /set/ us /set/

fixed and never changing

決められた, 規定の, 固定された
Most people work for a set number of hours each week.
I have no set routine.
be set against something

to be determined not to do something

Why are you so set against going to college?

(Translation of “set” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)