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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Setting \Set"ting\, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 3. Something set in, or inserted. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt set in it settings of stones. --Ex. xxviii. 17. [1913 Webster] 4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin. [1913 Webster] 5. the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel. [PJC] Setting coat (Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings. Setting dog, a setter. See Setter, n., 2. Setting pole, a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water. Setting rule. (Print.) A composing rule. [1913 Webster]