Definition of Set down
1. Verb. Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc..
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Transcribe, Notate, Dash Down, Dash Off, Note, Take Down
2. Verb. Reach or come to rest. "The airplane is sure to set down "; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
Specialized synonyms: Alight, Light, Perch, Force-land, Beach, Port, Debark, Disembark, Touch Down, Undershoot, Belly-land, Crash Land
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get
Derivative terms: Land, Lander, Landing
3. Verb. Put or settle into a position. "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
4. Verb. Cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place. "Set down your bags here"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Specialized synonyms: Flump, Plank, Plonk, Plop, Plump, Plump Down, Plunk, Plunk Down
5. Verb. Go ashore. "The passengers disembarked at Southampton"
Generic synonyms: Land
Derivative terms: Debarkation, Disembarkation, Disembarkment
6. Verb. Leave or unload. "Drop off the passengers at the hotel"
Generic synonyms: Deliver
Specialized synonyms: Wharf, Air-drop
Derivative terms: Drop
Definition of Set down
1. Verb. (idiomatic) To write ¹
2. Verb. To place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Set down
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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Then Mr Honest (when they were Some talk be- all set down) asked Mr Contrite and the ... set down ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey (1827)
"After plea set down, order obtained of coarse by Plaintiff to amend the bill ... A FTER a plea had been set down for argument the Plain- tiff upon motion of ..."
3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Meantime, Mrs. Irons advanced to the table, and set down a very handsome antique bronze lamp. Then she deliberately smoothed the table-cover, which did not ..."
4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... so that they tumbled over unless they were carefully set down." Professor Max Müller possesses a set of silver tumblers which when emptied and placed on ..."