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Meaning & Definition of Setting in English

English

Setting

/sɛtɪŋ/

noun

1. The context and environment in which something is set

  • "The perfect setting for a ghost story"
    synonym:
  • setting
  • ,
  • scene

2. The state of the environment in which a situation exists

  • "You can't do that in a university setting"
    synonym:
  • setting
  • ,
  • background
  • ,
  • scope

3. Arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

    synonym:
  • mise en scene
  • ,
  • stage setting
  • ,
  • setting

4. The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

  • "The historical context"
    synonym:
  • context
  • ,
  • circumstance
  • ,
  • setting

5. The physical position of something

  • "He changed the setting on the thermostat"
    synonym:
  • setting

6. A table service for one person

  • "A place setting of sterling flatware"
    synonym:
  • place setting
  • ,
  • setting

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • mount
  • ,
  • setting

Examples of using

Look the setting of the sun.
The sun is setting.
The scientist participated in developing high-voltage switches, a key component crucial for setting off explosions needed to trigger nuclear warhead.