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 words
1. ) 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 setting
2. ) a particular time or place that a play, book, movie, etc. happens in:
a love story in a tropical island setting
3. ) 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 SETTING
5. ) the metal part of a piece of jewelry that holds a stone or jewel in place
6. ) a piece of music added to words, especially the words of a poem

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.