- a person who sets or a thing used in setting: often used in compounds: pinsetter
Origin of setterfrom set (transitive verb) a member of any of three breeds ( English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter) of long-haired bird dog trained to find game and point out its position while standing rigid
- One that sets: a setter of printing type; a setter of rabbit traps.
- Any of several breeds of long-haired hunting dogs originally trained to indicate the presence of game by crouching in a set position.
- One who sets something, especially a typesetter
- The exam was so hard we assumed the question setter must have been in a bad mood.
- Some crossword setters work for various newspapers under different pseudonyms.
- A long-haired breed of gundog .
- She has a spaniel and a red setter.
- (volleyball) The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
- (computing, programming) A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
- (sports, in combinations) A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets
- One who hunts victims for sharpers.
- One who adapts words to music in composition.
- A shallow seggar for porcelain.
set +"Ž -er
(third-person singular simple present setters, present participle settering, simple past and past participle settered)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.