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"
Specialized synonyms: Recommence, Strike Out, Fall, Jump Off, Get To, Auspicate, Attack, Break In, Launch, Plunge, Come On, Embark, Enter, Bestir Oneself, Get Cracking, Get Going, Get Moving, Get Rolling, Get Started, Get Weaving
Related verbs: Begin
Derivative terms: Beginner, Beginning, Commencement, Start, Start, Start, Starter
2. Verb. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line. "Lay out the arguments"
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"
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Specialized synonyms: Lift Off, Take Off, Roar Off, Blaze, Blaze Out, Sally Forth, Sally Out
Derivative terms: Departer, Departure, Departure, Parting, Takeoff, Takeoff
Also: Part With
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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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 ..."