setting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “setting” in the English Dictionary

"setting" in British English

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uk   /ˈset.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈset̬-/

setting noun (POSITION)

B2 [C usually singular] the ​position of a ​house or other ​building: Their ​house is in an ​idylliccountry setting.B2 [C usually singular] the ​time and the ​place in which the ​action of a ​book, ​film, ​play, etc. ​happens: The ​play has ​its setting in a ​wartimeprisoncamp. [C] a place setting
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setting noun (CONTROLS)

[C] a ​position on the ​controls of a ​piece of ​equipment: My ​hairdryer has three settings - high, ​medium, and ​low. You don't need to adjust the setting every ​time you take a ​photo.

setting noun (JEWELLERY)

[C] the ​piece of ​metal in a ​ring, or other ​piece of ​jewellery, into which a preciousstone is ​fixed: a ​singlediamond in a ​plaingold setting

setting noun (MUSIC)

[C] music written or ​provided for a ​poem or other words so that they can be ​sung: He ​sang Schubert's setting of a Goethe ​poem.
(Definition of setting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"setting" in American English

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settingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈset̬·ɪŋ/

setting noun [C] (JEWELRY PART)

the ​part of a ​piece of ​jewelrydesigned to ​hold a ​stone: It was her grandmother’s ​ring – a ​singlediamond in a ​gold setting

setting noun [C] (SURROUNDINGS)

the ​surroundings or ​place in which something is put: The ​house has a ​beautiful setting ​overlooking the ​river. The setting of the ​novel is ​Paris in the 1920s.

setting noun [C] (CONTROLS)

a ​position of the ​controls on a ​machine or ​instrument: If the ​image is ​dark or ​fuzzy, ​adjust the settings.
(Definition of setting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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