n. The act of one who or that which sets, in any sense.n. Specificallyn. The adjusting of a telescope to look at an object by means of a setting-circle or otherwise; also, the placing of a micrometer-wire so as to bisect an object.n. In music, the act, process, or result of fitting or adapting to music, or providing a musical form for: as, a setting of the Psalms.n. Theat., the mounting of a play or an opera for the stage; the equipment and arrangement of scenery, costumes, and properties; the miseen scène.n. The adjusting of the teeth of a saw for cutting.n. The hardening of plaster or cement; also, same as setting-coat.n. The hardening process of eggs: a term used by fish-culturists.n. The sinking of the sun or moon or of a star below the horizon.n. The sport of hunting with a setter-dog. See the quotation under set, intransitive verb, 7.n. Something set in or inserted.n. That in which something, as a jewel, is set: as, a diamond in a gold setting; by extension, the ornamental surrounding of a jewel, seal, or the like: as, an antique setting; hence, figuratively, that which surrounds anything; environment.n. In printing, same as offset, 9.n. Same as location, 3.Of the sunset; western; occidental.n. The temporary station of a portable sawmill, yarding-engine, or other machine used in logging.n. A wash of gum or other suitable material applied to the surface of a pencil or crayon drawing on paper in order to prevent the work of the artist from being rubbed off; a fixative.