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SET'TING, participle present tense Placing; putting; fixing; studding; appointing; sinking below the horizon, etc.

SET'TING, noun

1. The act of putting, placing, fixing or establishing.

2. The act of sinking below the horizon. The setting of stars is of three kinds, cosmical, acronical, and heliacal. [See these words.]

3. The act or manner of taking birds by a setting dog.

4. Inclosure; as settings of stones.

5. The direction of a current at sea.