setting

A setting is where something is set, or placed. If you want to propose to your beloved, try to choose a romantic setting.

To set means to put in place, so a setting is a placement. If you are a jeweler, you will spend a lot of time making silver and gold settings for precious stones. Setting can also mean context. If you tell me that you spent the whole weekend cooing and clucking, before I decide that you’re crazy, you might explain to me that the setting of that clucking was the birth of all the little chicks on your friend’s farm.

Definitions of setting
1

n the physical position of something

“he changed the setting on the thermostat”
Type of:
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something

n the context and environment in which something is set

“the perfect setting for a ghost story”
Synonyms:
scene
Types:
scenario
a setting for a work of art or literature
Type of:
environment, environs, surround, surroundings
the area in which something exists or lives

n the state of the environment in which a situation exists

“you can't do that in a university setting
Synonyms:
background, scope
Types:
canvas, canvass
the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
show window, showcase
a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect
Type of:
environment
the totality of surrounding conditions

n the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

Synonyms:
circumstance, context
Types:
conditions
the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
conditions
the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
Type of:
environment
the totality of surrounding conditions

n arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Synonyms:
mise en scene, stage setting
Type of:
stage
a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

n a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place

Synonyms:
mount
Types:
pave
a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
Type of:
mounting
framework used for support or display

n a table service for one person

Synonyms:
place setting
Type of:
service, table service
tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

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