(||Ses*tet"to) n.[It.] (Mus.) A sestet.
(Ses"tine) n. See Sextain.
(Ses"tu*or) n. [F.] A sestet.
(Set) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Set; p. pr. & vb. n. Setting.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian,
OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. sätta, Dan. stte, Goth. satjan; causative
from the root of E. sit. &radic154. See Sit, and cf. Seize.]
1. To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to
put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to
set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.
I do set my bow in the cloud.Gen. ix. 13.
2. Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
Set your affection on things above.Col. iii. 2.
The Lord set a mark upon Cain.Gen. iv. 15.
3. To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described
by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
The Lord thy God will set thee on high.Deut. xxviii. 1.
I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother.Matt. x.
Every incident sets him thinking.Coleridge.
4. To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place,
form, or condition to. Specifically:
(a) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as,
to set a coach in the mud.
They show how hard they are set in this particular.Addison.
(b) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or
rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
His eyes were set by reason of his age.1 Kings xiv. 4.
On these three objects his heart was set.Macaulay.
Make my heart as a millstone, set my face as a flint.Tennyson.
(c) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
(d) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something
which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.
And him too rich a jewel to be setDryden.
In vulgar metal for a vulgar use.
(e) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.