2. (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.
There are several distinct varieties of setters; as, the Irish, or red, setter; the Gordon setter, which is
usually red or tan varied with black; and the English setter, which is variously colored, but usually white
and tawny red, with or without black.
3. One who hunts victims for sharpers. Shak.
4. One who adapts words to music in composition.
5. An adornment; a decoration; with off. [Obs.]
They come as . . . setters off of thy graces.Whitlock.
6. (Pottery) A shallow seggar for porcelain. Ure.
(Set"ter), v. t. To cut the dewlap and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue. [Prov. Eng.]
(Set"ter*wort`) n. (Bot.) The bear's-foot (Helleborus ftidus); so called because the root
was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots. Dr. Prior.
1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the
setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. Boyle.
3. Something set in, or inserted.
Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.Ex. xxviii. 17.
4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
Setting coat (Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings. Setting dog, a
setter. See Setter, n., 2. Setting pole, a pole, often iron- pointed, used for pushing boats along in
shallow water. Setting rule. (Print.) A composing rule.
(Set"tle) n. [OE. setel, setil, a seat, AS. setl: akin to OHG. sezzal, G. sessel, Goth. sitls, and
E. sit. &radic154. See Sit.]
1. A seat of any kind. [Obs.] "Upon the settle of his majesty" Hampole.
2. A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
3. A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth
one cubit.Ezek. xliii. 14. Settle bed, a bed convertible into a seat. [Eng.]
(Set"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Settled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Settling ] [OE. setlen, AS. setlan. &radic154.
See Settle, n. In senses 7, 8, and 9 perhaps confused with OE. sahtlen to reconcile, AS. sahtlian, fr.
saht reconciliation, sacon to contend, dispute. Cf. Sake.]