Definition of Set-back

1. Noun. Structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly.

Exact synonyms: Offset, Setoff
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Offset



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Set-back

sestettos
sestetts
sestina
sestinas
sestines
seston
sestons
sestrin
sestrins
set
set(p)
set-apart
set-aside
set-aside(p)
set-back (current term)
set-builder notation
set-off
set-stitched
set-theoretic
set-theoretic difference
set-theoretical
set-theoretically
set-to
set-top box
set-top boxes
set-up
set-ups
set (psychology)
set a spell

Literary usage of Set-back

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1. Report of Proceedings (1908)
"of the lock, right up to the end of the wall, on tracks which arc set back 2 meters from the line of the chamber wall, and are 2.5 m. above the foot-bridge. ..."

2. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"Everything is set back for at least six months and just now, though not at all discouraged or disheartened, we feel here much as if we had been knocked over ..."

3. Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: An Implementation Evaluation of Three by Blair B. Borque (1997)
"... can commit more than one type of infraction and receive more than one sanction. Table 4.8. Proportion of Participants Set Back: Year 1 Platoons ..."

4. The Origin of the Late War: Traced from the Beginning of the Constitution to by George Lunt (1866)
"Virginia and other States early for Emancipation by Gradual Process, but set back by Abolition Movements in the North. IT has often been remarked that ..."

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