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Definition of "setup" []

  • The way in which something is constituted, arranged, or planned. (noun)
  • The gathering and organization of the equipment needed for an operation, procedure, or task. (noun)
  • Physical makeup; physique. (noun)
  • Body posture or carriage, especially militarily erect bearing. (noun)
  • Informal The collective ingredients, such as ice, mixers, and glasses, necessary for serving various alcoholic drinks. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • To put into a position of power, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To begin or enable (someone) to begin (a new venture), as by acquiring or providing means, equipment, etc (verb)
  • To build or construct (verb)
  • To raise, cause, or produce (verb)
  • To advance or propose (verb)
  • To restore the health of (verb)
  • To establish (a record) (verb)
  • To cause (a person) to be blamed, accused, etc (verb)
  • To provide (drinks, etc) for (verb)
  • To pay for the drinks of (verb)
  • The way in which anything is organized or arranged (noun)
  • An event the result of which is prearranged (noun)
  • A prepared arrangement of materials, machines, etc, for a job or undertaking (noun)
  • A station at which a surveying instrument, esp a theodolite, is set up (noun)
  • The position of the camera, microphones, and performers at the beginning of a scene (noun)
  • Physically well-built (adjective)

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Use "setup" in a sentence
  • "So I click setup and it just opens up Opera with "file: / NoData / _setup. xml" in the url box with a white screen never ends."
  • "The thirteen episodes here are split across four discs in a four/four/five format, though it's worth noting that the title setup on the third disc is set for 69 minutes and a second title for 46 minutes, which makes you question the number of episodes on the disc at first."
  • "This setup is all well and good except for the fact that the position of the TV makes it useful only as long as you are not using anything else at the same time."