Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | sette, from Latin secta; SECT |

Date: | 1300-1400 |

Origin: | SET^{1} |

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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 :

a colour television set

3## film

[countable]AMF a place where a film or television programme is filmed

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 : ➔ jet set

a favourite meeting place of the smart set (=rich and fashionable people)

Val got in with a wild set at college.

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]

11## onion

[countable]DLGHBP a small onion that you plant in order to grow bigger ones :

onion sets

Definition of set from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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