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well-set

well-set
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Transcription

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

Definitions of well-set word

  • adjective well-set firmly set or fixed. 1
  • adjective well-set strongly formed: a well-set human body. 1
  • adjective well-set firmly established 0
  • adjective well-set (of a person) strongly built 0
  • adjective well-set Having a good physical form; strong and symmetrical. 0
  • adjective well-set Firmly established. 0

Information block about the term

Origin of well-set

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Well-set

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

well-set popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-set

adj well-set

  • locked in — a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc.

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