Setting

Set"ting

(?), n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
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2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. Boyle.
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3. Something set in, or inserted.
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Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.
Ex. xxviii. 17.
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4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
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5. the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.
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Setting coat (Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings. -- Setting dog, a setter. See Setter, n., 2. -- Setting pole, a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water. -- Setting rule. (Print.) A composing rule.
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