setting

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛtɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪŋ

VerbEdit

setting

  1. present participle of set

NounEdit

setting (plural settings)

  1. The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
  2. The act of setting.
    the setting of the sun
    the setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris
  3. A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
  4. A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
    the volume setting on a television
  5. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
  6. Hunting with a setter.
  7. Something set in, or inserted.
  8. A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
    Schubert's setting of Goethe's poem
    Bach's setting of the Magnificat
  9. The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.
  10. The direction of a current of wind.

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AdjectiveEdit

setting (comparative more setting, superlative most setting)

  1. that disappears below the horizon
    the setting sun

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English setting

NounEdit

setting f or m (definite singular settinga or settingen, indefinite plural settinger, definite plural settingene)

  1. setting

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From setja +‎ -ing.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

setting f (definite singular settinga, indefinite plural settingar, definite plural settingane)

  1. the act of putting, setting (something somewhere)
  2. the manner of putting, setting (something somewhere)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English setting.

NounEdit

setting m (definite singular settingen, indefinite plural settingar, definite plural settingane)

  1. a setting (frame, background, context, scenario)

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