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English Dictionary: sett by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
    Synonym(s): cobble, cobblestone, sett
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Set \Set\, n.
      1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body;
            descent; hence, the close; termination. [bd]Locking at the
            set of day.[b8] --Tennyson.
                     The weary sun hath made a golden set. --Shak.
      2. That which is set, placed, or fixed. Specifically:
            (a) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
            (b) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake;
                  hence, a game at venture. [Obs. or R.]
                           We will in France, by God's grace, play a set
                           Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.
                           That was but civil war, an equal set. --Dryden.
            (c) (Mech.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of
                  excessive strain, as from compression, tension,
                  bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
            (d) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving
                  shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
            (e) (Pile Driving) A piece placed temporarily upon the
                  head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by
                  the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an
                  intervening piece. [Often incorrectly written {sett}.]
            (f) (Carp.) A short steel spike used for driving the head
                  of a nail below the surface.
      3. [Perhaps due to confusion with sect, sept.] A number of
            things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed
            together; a collection of articles which naturally
            complement each other, and usually go together; an
            assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of
            surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc. [In
            this sense, sometimes incorrectly written {sett}.]
      4. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common
            opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a
            clique. [bd]Others of our set.[b8] --Tennyson.
                     This falls into different divisions, or sets, of
                     nations connected under particular religions. --R.
                                                                              P. Ward.
      5. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a
      6. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a
            quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements
      7. The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw,
            which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an
            opening, wider than the blade.
            (a) A young oyster when first attached.
            (b) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any
      9. (Tennis) A series of as many games as may be necessary to
            enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth
            game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce
            set, and decided by an application of the rules for
            playing off deuce in a game. See {Deuce}.
      10. (Type Founding) That dimension of the body of a type
            called by printers the width.
      {Dead set}.
            (a) The act of a setter dog when it discovers the game,
                  and remains intently fixed in pointing it out.
            (b) A fixed or stationary condition arising from obstacle
                  or hindrance; a deadlock; as, to be at a dead set.
            (c) A concerted scheme to defraud by gaming; a determined
      {To make a dead set}, to make a determined onset, literally
            or figuratively.
      Syn: Collection; series; group. See {Pair}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sett \Sett\, n.
      See {Set}, n., 2
      (e) and 3.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Set \Set\, n.
      1. (Textiles) Any of various standards of measurement of the
            fineness of cloth; specif., the number of reeds in one
            inch and the number of threads in each reed. The exact
            meaning varies according to the location where it is used.
            Sometimes written {sett}.
      2. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick
            and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street
            paving. Commonly written {sett}.
      3. Camber of a curved roofing tile.
      4. The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit;
            as, the set of a coat. [Colloq.]
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