• IPA: /ˈsɛtɪŋ/
  1. present participle of set#English|set

setting (plural settings)

  1. The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
  2. The act of setting.
    the setting of the sun
    the setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris
  3. A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
  4. A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
    the volume setting on a television
  5. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
  6. Hunting with a setter.
  7. Something set in, or inserted.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Exodus 28:17 ↗:
      Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.
  8. A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
    Schubert's setting of Goethe's poem
    Bach's setting of the Magnificat''''
  9. The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.
  10. The direction of a current of wind.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: опра́ва
Translations Translations
  • German: Vertonung


  1. that disappears below the horizon
    the setting sun

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