set by

set by
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [set bahy]
    • /sɛt baɪ/
    • /set baɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [set bahy]
    • /sɛt baɪ/

Definitions of set by words

  • verb with object set by to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 1
  • verb with object set by to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 1
  • verb with object set by to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new workers. 1
  • verb with object set by to put into some condition: to set a house on fire. 1
  • verb with object set by to put or apply: to set fire to a house. 1
  • verb with object set by to put in the proper position: to set a chair back on its feet. 1

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Origin of set by

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (v.) Middle English setten, Old English settan; cognate with Old Norse setja, German setzen, Gothic satjan, all < Germanic *satjan, causative of *setjan to sit1; (noun) (in senses denoting the action of setting or the state of being set) Middle English set, set(t)e, derivative of the v. and its past participle; (in senses denoting a group) Middle English sette < Old French < Latin secta sect (in later use influenced by the v. and Middle Low German gesette set, suite)

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Parts of speech for Set by


set by popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

set by usage trend in Literature

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