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.
2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
3. Something set in, or inserted.
Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.Ex. xxviii. 17.
4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold
setting of a jeweled pin.
5. the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the
setting of a novel.
(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. --
(Print.) A composing rule.
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