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2 definitions found
 for set out
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  set out
      v 1: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We
           began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as
           soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to
           arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's
           get down to work now" [syn: get down, begin, get,
           start out, start, set about, set out, commence]
           [ant: end, terminate]
      2: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line;
         "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments" [syn: range,
         array, lay out, set out]
      3: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: depart,
         part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set
         out, take off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "set out":
     adorn, align, allocate, allot, apportion, arrange, array, be off,
     bear, bear for, bear up for, bear up to, beautify, bedeck, bedizen,
     begin, blast away, blast off, blazon, blueprint, break for, chart,
     collocate, color, commence, compose, conceive, couch,
     couch in terms, dandify, dash for, deal, deal out, deck, deck out,
     decorate, diagram, dispose, distribute, dive in, dizen, doll up,
     dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embody in words, embroider,
     enrich, express, fall to, fig out, fix, fix up, formularize,
     formulate, frame, furbish, garnish, get off, get to,
     give expression to, give words to, go ahead, go for, go forth,
     grace, graph, gussy up, head, head into, hit for, issue,
     issue forth, jump off, kick off, lay for, lay off, lay out,
     light out, line, line up, make, make for, make up to, map, map out,
     mark off, mark out, marshal, ornament, outset, outstart, paint,
     paragraph, parcel out, phrase, pitch in, place, plan, plot,
     plot out, plunge into, prank, prank up, preen, present, prettify,
     primp, primp up, prink, prink up, put, put forth, put in words,
     rally, range, redecorate, redo, refurbish, regiment, rhetorize,
     run for, sail for, sally, sally forth, send off, set about,
     set forth, set forward, set in, set off, set out for, set sail,
     set to, sketch, sketch out, smarten, smarten up, space, spruce up,
     start, start in, start off, start out, state, steer for,
     strike out, style, take, take off, titivate, trick out, trick up,
     trim, turn to, word
  
  

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