American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sets: a setter of printing type; a setter of rabbit traps.
- n. Any of several breeds of longhaired hunting dogs originally trained to indicate the presence of game by crouching in a set position.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sets: as, a setter of precious stones; a setter of type (a compositor); a setter of music to words (a musical composer): chiefly in composition. Specifically
- n. In the game of hazard. See hazard, 1.
- n. An implement or any object used in or for setting. Specifically
- n. A kind of hunting-dog, named from its original habit of setting or crouching when it scented game. These dogs are now, however, trained to stand rigidly when they have found game. The setter is of about the same size and form as the pointer, from which it differs chiefly in the length of the coat. The ears are well fringed with long hair, and the tail and hind legs are fringed or feathered with hair still longer than that on the ears. There are three distinct varieties of setters—the Irish, which are of a solid dark mahogany-red color; the Gordon, black with red or tan marks on each side of the muzzle from set on of neck to nose, on the hind legs below the hocks, and on the fore legs below the knees; and the English, which are divided into two classes, Llewelyns and Laveracks, the former being black, white, and tan in color, the latter black and white.
- n. A man who is considered as performing the office of a setting-dog—that is, who seeks out and indicates to his confederates persons to be plundered.
- To cut the dewlap of (an ox or a cow), helleboraster, or setter-wort, being put into the cut, and an issue thereby made for ill-humors to vent themselves. Compare setterwort.
- n. A machine for setting out hides. See to set out .
- n. One who sets something, especially a typesetter
- n. A long-haired breed of gundog (Wikipedia).
- n. volleyball The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
- n. computing, programming A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
- n. sports, in combinations A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets
- v. UK, dialect, transitive To cut the dewlap (of a cow or ox), and insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as type
setter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setteron (or inciter), a setterup, a setterforth.
- n. (Zoöl.) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.
- n. One who hunts victims for sharpers.
- n. One who adapts words to music in composition.
- n. obsolete An adornment; a decoration; -- with
- n. (Pottery) A shallow seggar for porcelain.
- v. Prov. Eng. To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
- n. one who sets written material into type
- n. a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
- set + -er (Wiktionary)
“The setter is a Type I diabetic, forcing him to "shoot up with needles four times a day.”
“Eleven dogs pounded the course, and the $300 top prize went to Count Gladstone IV, a white, black, and tan Llewellin setter who sired a line of national champions.”
“Okay check out this analogy: the Rift's campaign is like bowing without the automatic pin setter-upper-thing.”
“Obviously having a name setter and a setName one is not very DRY, the comment was more about that, if you want, you can have fluent interfaces and POJO like methods (Yes, it is not very advisable)”
“Yes | No | Report from thomas j jerko wrote 18 weeks 1 day ago alex, my gordon setter is a super smart hunter, i'v seen him quarter on a running pheasant, cut the bird off and hold it on point, he hunts grouse, pheasant, wood cock, with ease, he was raised on quail (pen raised, none here in pa to hunt) as far as the towel goes. the only towel he want's to escape is the one i use to dry him off after a wet day afield.”
“Other lives: Former teachers' union leader and Guardian crossword setter”
“Janie is— Claudia stopped, overwhelmed by the task of trying to describe Janie in terms the setter would understand.”
“Experiment ultimately is the trend setter, which is as it should be.”
“Kiln shelves (sometimes called setter slabs) for low and medium temperatures can be made from a simple body of 50% fireclay and 50% grog (with the dust fraction removed).”
“Our setter is the foremost of all; no doubt he scents game ahead of us! ...”
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