Translation of "set" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /set/ us present participle setting, past tense and past participle set
A TIME [ T ]

B1 to arrange a time when something will happen

[ often passive ] The next meeting is set for 6 February.

to decide the level of something

The interest rate has been set at 5%.

B1 to press switches on a machine so that it will start when you want it to

ставить, устанавливать
I've set the alarm for 6.30.
[ + to do sth ] You can set the oven to come on at any particular time.
set an example/a record/a standard, etc

B2 to do something in a way that people will copy or try to improve on

подавать пример/устанавливать рекорд/стандарт и т. д.
She's set a new world record with that jump.
set fire to sth; set sth on fire

B2 to make something start burning

поджигать что-либо
set sb free

B2 to allow someone to leave prison, or to allow a person or animal to escape

освобождать кого-либо
set sth alight

to make something start burning

поджигать что-либо
set the table

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

накрывать на стол
SUN [ I ]

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

садиться, заходить (о солнце)
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

If a liquid substance sets, it becomes solid.

застывать, затвердевать

B2 If you set work or an exam at a school or college, you ask the students to do it.

задавать (уроки, вопросы)
[ + two objects ] Mr Harley forgot to set us any maths homework.
set sth down/on, etc

to put something somewhere

класть, ставить что-либо на что-либо
She set the vase down on the table.

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

происходить, случаться
[ often passive ] It's a historical adventure set in India in the 1940s.
set to work

to start working

начинать работать, приниматься за дело

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