noun (C)
1 a long-haired dog often trained to find where animals or birds are so they can be shot
2 someone who does a particular job, or who does things that other people copy: exam setter/trap setter/fashion setter etc (=someone who gives exams, puts out traps etc)
—see also: set the pattern/tone/trend set 1 (3), trendsetter setting /'setIN/ noun (countable usually singular)
1 all the things that surround someone or something at a particular time, including the events that happen, their environment, or the people they are with: an old farm house in a beautiful setting | children brought up in a privileged setting
2 the place or time that the action of a book, film etc happens: Canberra is the setting for his latest novel.
3 (C) the position in which you fix the controls on a machine or instrument: The freezer's already on its highest setting.
4 (C) the metal that holds a stone in a piece of jewellery, or the way the stone is fixed: a diamond ring in a gold setting
5 (C) music that is written to go with a poem, prayer etc
6 the setting of the sun literary the time when the sun goes down
—see also: place setting

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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