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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [set]
    • /sɛt/
    • /set/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [set]
    • /sɛt/

Definitions of sett word

  • noun sett Also called pitcher. a small, rectangular paving stone. 1
  • noun sett Also called stake. a handheld tool that is struck by a hammer to shape or deform a metal object. 1
  • noun sett Also, set. the distinctively colored pattern of crisscrossed lines and stripes against a background in which a Scottish tartan is woven. 1
  • noun sett badger's lair 1
  • noun sett paving stone 1
  • noun sett pattern of paving stones 1

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Origin of sett

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; variant of set

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Parts of speech for Sett


sett popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sett usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sett

noun sett

  • cobble — Cobbles are the same as cobblestones.
  • cobblestone — Cobblestones are stones with a rounded upper surface which used to be used for making streets.
  • den — A den is the home of certain types of wild animals such as lions or foxes.
  • hole — an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.

Top questions with sett

  • how to sett?
  • what is sett?
  • what lives in a sett?
  • what animal lives in a sett?
  • how many badgers live in a sett?

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