Setting

Definition of Setting

Set´ting
n.1.The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
2.The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
3.Something set in, or inserted.
Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.
- Ex. xxviii. 17.
4.That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
5.the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.
Setting coat
(Arch.) the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.
Setting dog
a setter. See Setter, n., 2.
Setting pole
a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.
Setting rule
(Print.) A composing rule.

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