Part of speech: noun

The act of anything that sets.

Part of speech: noun

That in which something is set; a frame.

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Usage examples "setting":

  1. So next day, when the sun was setting, Tom put on his best clothes, and, taking Dot by the hand, walked towards Brooks's cottage. - "Tom, Dot and Talking Mouse and Other Bedtime Stories", J. G. Kernahan and C. Kernahan.
  2. Else the setting sun will be the home of the Delawares. - "Far Past the Frontier", James A. Braden.
  3. The sermon was worthy of its wonderful setting. - "My Memories of Eighty Years", Chauncey M. Depew.