Definition of setter in English:

setter

noun

  • 1A dog of a large long-haired breed trained to stand rigid when scenting game.

    • ‘It is pretty well understood that both whippets and setters were used in the early development of the breed.’
    • ‘As with any drop-eared dog, the setter's closed ear canal can harbor dirt, wax and bacteria.’
    • ‘The setter's long-haired coat easily wards off the north country's brisk autumn climate and punishing brier tangles.’
    • ‘And like the purebred English pointers and setters he reared, Farrior inherited a love of the chase.’
    • ‘Because it is smaller than setters and retrievers, the springer is better suited to navigate the thick brush often encountered in bird hunting.’
    • ‘The setter sniffed the sidewalk, then with a wag of her shaggy tail took off down the street.’
    • ‘Upon seeing the approaching beauty, the setter perks up and stands at attention.’
  • 2usually in combination A person or thing that sets something.

    ‘the battle between wage-setters and policy-makers’
    • ‘Their decision means the EU is de facto the primary standard setter in the area of European environmental policy.’
    • ‘I believe that we need to be goal setters and achievers.’
    • ‘Mr Ashman, who has now turned into a professional question setter for radio quiz shows, said it was nice for England to bring home at least one trophy this year.’
    • ‘He was the sole price setter, free to set marginal revenue equal to marginal cost, and free to set price far above marginal cost.’
    • ‘A company that is an expert in the field of bar coding has gained accreditation from the industry's standard setter.’
    • ‘Like Lang, Preminger and Tourneur, Carter is a master scene setter, whether that scene be downtown New York or boho Paris.’
    • ‘Standard setters are now targeting stock options again; after Enron, this is becoming harder to resist.’
    • ‘Music is one of the most important mood setters for an aerobics class.’
    • ‘African Americans are style-adapters and setters, and frequently the first group to try new products, especially those that reflect their culture.’
    • ‘Another German swimmer was among the four men's European record setters.’
    • ‘In this role as agenda setters and debate arbiters, the networks' broadcasts profoundly affect the democratic process.’
    • ‘This was most evident in the 200 fly, in which 61-year-old Daniela Barnea of Stanford Masters was the only record setter.’
    • ‘Tommy Lynch was question setter and quizmaster and he is to be congratulated for his efforts.’
    • ‘America's music industry has been, for decades, the world's standard setter.’
    • ‘After all, they are the ones who will be in charge - the agenda setters, the power brokers, and the virtual architects of the new digital order.’
    • ‘And now exotic foliage, such as palm leaves, is becoming a floral fashion setter.’
    • ‘If you have decided to be a strand style setter, enjoy the challenges, the hard work and the ultimate compliments and admiration for a style well designed.’
    • ‘The national record setter was Tressa-Ann Charles, whose recent high was attributed to a change of attitude and hard work.’
    • ‘The rate setters want to restrain inflation, as well as galloping house prices, consumer spending and debt levels.’
    • ‘It is, however, precisely the role of the standard setter to define the class of transactions included within the economic arrangement and to then establish the appropriate accounting for that class of transactions.’

Pronunciation

setter

/ˈsɛtə/