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Definition of "setout" [set•out]

  • A start or beginning; an outset. (noun)
  • An arrangement or display. (noun)
  • An array of food, as on a buffet table; a spread. (noun)
  • An entertaining event, such as a party. (noun)

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.

Use "setout" in a sentence
  • "As soon as the victims proved favourable they all setout, the Arcadians following with the rest."
  • "A short time later Wilhelm rose from the bench and setout for his lodgings."
  • "So we setout on a quest in Shanghai to find out if it was true."