Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: MUSIC

Sense: 1-2, 5-6, 8-10
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: sette, from Latin secta; SECT
Sense: 3-4, 7, 11
Date: 1300-1400
Origin: SET1

set

2 noun
     
set2 S1 W1
1

group of things

[countable] a group of similar things that belong together or are related in some way
set of
a set of tools
We face a new set of problems.
The older generation have a different set of values.
a chess set
2

television/radio

[countable]TCB a television, or a piece of equipment for receiving radio signals:
3

film

[countable]AMF a place where a film or television programme is filmed
on set/on the set
Cruise met Kidman on the set of 'Days of Thunder'.
4

theatre/film stage

[countable]APT the scenery, furniture etc used on a stage in a play or in the place where a film or television show is being made
5

sport

[countable]DS one part of a game such as tennis or volleyball:
Sampras won the second set 6 - 4.
6

people

[singular] a group of people who are similar in some way and spend time together socially:
a favourite meeting place of the smart set (=rich and fashionable people)
Val got in with a wild set at college.
jet set
7

the set of somebody's face/jaw/shoulders etc

the expression on your face or the way you hold your body, which tells people how you are feeling
the set of somebody's face/jaw/shoulders etc of
From the set of her shoulders it was clear that Sue was exhausted.
the hard set of his face
8

music

[countable]APM a performance by a singer, band, or disc jockey:
Sasha performed a 3-hour set.
9

maths

[countable] technicalHMN a group of numbers, shapes etc in mathematics:
The set (x, y) has two members.
10

students

[countable] British EnglishSES a group of children who are taught a particular school subject together because they have the same level of ability in that subject [= stream]
top/bottom etc set
Adam's in the top set for maths.
11

onion

[countable]DLGHBP a small onion that you plant in order to grow bigger ones:
onion sets
Word of the Day
The MUSIC
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics