Translation of "set" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

B1 to arrange a time when something will happen

marcar, fixar, determinar, estabelecer
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

ajustar, regular, programar
He set the alarm for 7 a.m.
set someone free

to allow someone to leave prison

libertar alguém
set fire to something

to make something start burning

pôr fogo em algo
set the table

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

pôr a mesa

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.

dar (tarefa)
Mr Harley forgot to set us any science homework.

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