[ US /ˈsɛtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /sˈɛtɪŋ/ ]
  1. a table service for one person
    a place setting of sterling flatware
  2. arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
  3. the physical position of something
    he changed the setting on the thermostat
  4. the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    you can't do that in a university setting
  5. the context and environment in which something is set
    the perfect setting for a ghost story
  6. a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place
    the diamond was in a plain gold mount
  7. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    the historical context
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How To Use setting In A Sentence

  • The company has invested a great deal of time and effort in setting up new training schemes.
  • Setting aside such doomsday scenarios, what is really going on? Times, Sunday Times
  • All interested parties are asked to attend with a view to setting up a committee to organize and plan the same.
  • They searched for his body, handlining with grappling hooks, setting gill nets straight offshore and hauling seine. AMAGANSETT
  • In more traditional settings, people wear boubous, loose-fitting cotton tunics with large openings under the arms.
  • He seems intent on upsetting everyone in the room!
  • An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again. Archive 2008-06-01
  • The watchdog plans to issue formal regulatory guidance setting out how companies should handle endowment complaints and assess where compensation is due.
  • Even if you're not into playing the ponies, the setting is marvelous and it's a superb place for a picnic.
  • Like other police forces, Wiltshire constabulary is not setting up a special squad or unit to deal with possible hunting law infringements.
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