setting ( settings plural )
1 n-count A particular setting is a particular place or type of surroundings where something is or takes place.
usu with supp, oft N for n
Rome is the perfect setting for romance...
2 n-count A setting is one of the positions to which the controls of a device such as a cooker, stove, or heater can be adjusted.
You can boil the fish fillets on a high setting.
3 n-count A table setting is the complete set of equipment that one person needs to eat a meal, including knives, forks, spoons, and glasses.
You use jet-setting to describe people who are rich and successful and who have a luxurious lifestyle. adj ADJ n
...the international jet-setting elite.
place setting ( place settings plural )
1 n-count A place setting is an arrangement of knives, forks, spoons, and glasses that has been laid out on a table for the use of one person at a meal.
2 n-count A place setting of china or of knives, forks, and spoons is a complete set of all the things that one person might use at a meal.
A seven-piece place setting costs about £45.
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