Meaning of “set” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /set/
Extra Examples
He produced yet another set of meaningless statistics.Bear right at the next set of traffic lights.Has anyone lost a set of keys?We bought a new set of pans last weekend.The government has issued a new set of guidelines.

A2 a group of things that belong together:

a set of keys/tools

B2 the place where a film or play is performed or recorded, and the pictures, furniture, etc that are used:

They first met on the set of 'Star Wars'.

B2 one part of a tennis match:

Nadal is leading by four games to one in the third set.

B1 a television or radio:

a TV set

a group of songs or tunes that go together to make a musical performance


a group of numbers or things

(Definition of “set noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)