from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who sets something, especially a typesetter
- n. A long-haired breed of gundog (Wikipedia).
- n. The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
- n. A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
- n. A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets
- v. To cut the dewlap (of a cow or ox), and insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
- n. 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. An adornment; a decoration; -- with off.
- n. A shallow seggar for porcelain.
- transitive v. To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
from The 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.
- n. In the game of hazard. See hazard, 1.
- n. An implement or any object used in or for setting.
- n. A kind of hunting-dog, named from its original habit of setting or crouching when it scented game.
- 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 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)