- set|ting [ `setıŋ ] noun count ***▸ 1 where someone/something is▸ 2 time/place in story▸ 3 position of controls▸ 4 dishes etc. for 1 person▸ 5 metal part of jewelry▸ 6 music added to words1. ) the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place:We provide health care outside any kind of institutional setting.a hotel in a charming mountain setting2. ) a particular time or place that a play, book, movie, etc. happens in:a love story in a tropical island setting3. ) a position that the controls of a piece of equipment are at:To save energy, lower the thermostat setting at night.4. ) the dishes, knives, forks, spoons, PLACE MAT, and NAPKIN that one person uses at a meal: PLACE SETTING5. ) the metal part of a piece of jewelry that holds a stone or jewel in place6. ) a piece of music added to words, especially the words of a poem
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.