Talk:set

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This is going to be a big one. There are well over a hundred definitions of this word. Care needs to be taken to ensure that translations are associated with the correct senses.

...not a lot of enthusiasm for this one, considering its the longest entry in OED...? ;) 20.133.0.13 10:27, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
By far- its entry is 85 000 words long i.i the length of a paperback novel212.219.59.222 15:32, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I think they put it well on Piffle and Balderdash (a BBC series in conjunction with the OED on words, defining, adding, redefining, etc.) when they talked of this word. I'll paraphrase since I'm not freakish enough to recall an exact quote word for word: Longest entry, etc. etc., many definitions, but unlike many words one does not need to be told a definition to understand what it means (meaning being provided by it's context), which makes it a very neat little word indeed.--Amedeofelix 14:52, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Actually, ever since June 2000, the entry for the verb make has been longer than that for the verb set. (This might change back once the set entry gets revised, though; right now they're only up to prim.) —RuakhTALK 02:38, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Where, here? The fact that no explanation is required for people to know what set means in any given sentence separates it very nicely from most other words including make.--Amedeofelix 09:53, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

removed comment[edit]

Someone commented out this noun sense as:

not a noun sense: # device used to hold things (a set screw)

God I hate comments. DAVilla 07:50, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Adjustment of noun meaning #14 to encompass stand-up comedy? (i.e. performing arts)[edit]

(music) A musical performance by a band, disc jockey, etc., consisting of several musical pieces. This term also applies very similarly to stand-up comedy (and possibly to the performing arts in general). So I'm wondering which is the best option of the following:

  • 1 adjust the (music) meaning to "(performing arts) A performance by a band, disc jockey, comedian, etc., consisting of several musical pieces or jokes."

OR

  • 2 add another meaning as follows: "# (stand-up comedy) An on-stage performance by a stand-up comedian consisting of several jokes."

? Thanks in advance for any (polite) feedback. (I'm still new at wiktionary.)--Tyranny Sue 06:44, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Noun meaning #15 sett ( 'see also'? related term? Alternative spelling?)[edit]

Should 'sett' be added to the 'See also' list? And/or listed as a related term list? And/or should it be an Alternative spelling (as 'set' appears on the 'sett' entry)? I'm still too new to Wiktionary to be sure of the rules. --Tyranny Sue 07:20, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I added {{homophones}} in pronunciation. I hope users look there. DCDuring TALK 20:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)