setset2 ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 group of things [countable]GROUP OF THINGS a group of similar things that belong together or are related in some wayset of a set of tools We face a new set of problems. The older generation have a different set of values. a chess set2 television/radio [countable]TCB a television, or a piece of equipment for receiving radio signals a colour television set3 film [countable]AMF a place where a film or television programme is filmedon set/on the set Cruise met Kidman on the set of ‘Days of Thunder’.4 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 made5 sport [countable]DS one part of a game such as tennis or volleyball Nadal won the second set 6–4.6 people [singular]FRIEND 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 set7 → the set of somebody’s face/jaw/shoulders etc8 music [countable]APM a performance by a singer, band, or disc jockey Sasha performed a three-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 EnglishSESCLASS/GROUP OF STUDENTS a group of children who are taught a particular school subject together because they have the same level of ability in that subject syn streamtop/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
Examples from the Corpusset• On February 6 the group presented to college president Buell Gallagher a set of five demands.• Amy bought him a set of tools for metal and woodworking.• You could machine a set of four in a day.• We started the meeting by agreeing on a set of objectives.• The head teacher was presented with a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, worth more than £1,600.• a set of commemorative gold coins• She likes to mingle with the arty set.• You'll get a better set if you use gelatin.• I was useless at school -- always in the bottom set in every subject.• For sale - "The Guitarist" magazine - complete set, 1984-1992.• a cutlery set• Four different sets of stimuli were used.• The first set of questions wasn't too bad, but they got really difficult after that.• We think you've improved sufficiently to go up to a higher set.• In addition, Ariat, which is carried by equestrian retailers and at Nordstrom, has made inroads beyond the horsey set.• She's in set one for maths and English and set two for history.• Like Mount Everest, the Mandelbrot set is just there!• Richard had been passed from one set of foster parents to another until he was ten.• In the second set, Sampras led 5 - 4.• But this is actually only one of six sets of regulations and guidance which are due to come into force.• I gave a spare set of house keys to my neighbours.• a color television set• Wagner won a Tony for the set of "On the Twentieth Century."• She was on the set early to read over her new lines.• He soon hooked up with the set of young people he knew who had already moved to the city.• a train set• He thus developed a theory which argues that there are two sets of factors at work.set of• I'm thinking of buying a set of golf clubs.• It was a peculiar set of events that brought me here.• His determination to win was evident in the set of his jaw.television set• It is designed to sit in the living room and plug into a television set and hi-fi.• I could see the flicker of a television set reflected in the glass, though.• Moments before boarding I caught a glimpse of a television set in the departure lounge.• She watched events on a color television set in the cubicle where she sat, collecting fees from her customers.• Chances are you have at least one television set in your home that is used by most members of your family.• Only the music centre and the television set were comparatively new.• Margotte rarely turned on the television set.• Four years of free-market reforms and strong agricultural output are cracking open the mammoth market for everything from toiletries to television sets.top/bottom etc set• When closed together, the top set of teeth should be just in front of the bottom set.