Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff; an unexpected and overwhelming answer or reply.
  • noun A meal to sit down to (implying luxury).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called put-down.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The humbling of a person by act or words.
  • noun A retort or a reproof that has a humbling effect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb reach or come to rest
  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
  • verb leave or unload
  • verb go ashore
  • verb put or settle into a position

Etymologies

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set +‎ down

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