Definition of Set out

1. Verb. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action. "They set out moving "; "Let's get down to work now"




2. Verb. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line. "Lay out the arguments"
Exact synonyms: Array, Lay Out, Range
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Compart
Derivative terms: Array

3. Verb. Leave. "These cars won't set out "; "The family took off for Florida"

Definition of Set out

1. Verb. (transitive) To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing. ¹

2. Verb. To go out, leave. ¹

3. Verb. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Set Out

set gun
set in
set in motion
set in one's ways
set in stone
set list
set of bookshelves
set of pipes
set off
set on
set on fire
set one's cap at
set one's shoulder to the wheel
set one's teeth on edge
set operation
set out (current term)
set phrase
set phrases
set piece
set pieces
set point
set points
set pulses racing
set sail
set screw
set shot
set square
set squares
set straight
set the Thames on fire

Literary usage of Set out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
"All the land had been splendidly tilled, and now I "WITH MY HORSE AND DOGS AND PONY, I set out." could scarcely recognize it, such was the sea of rank ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1805)
"... as is set out and distinguished from the rest, as it were by land-marks: and so are made use of to denote the position of finite real ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"... SORCERY IS TOLD OF, AND HOW ODYSSEUS DWELT WITH HER A WHOLE YEAR, WHEN SHE BADE HIM GO VISIT THE LAND OF THE DEAD BEFORE HE set out FOR HOME AGAIN. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Besides, it is evident that all the material parts of it are not set out ; for the work is to be done according to certain particulars, which are not stated ..."

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