Definition of Setup in English :

Define Setup in English

Setup meaning in English

Meaning of Setup in English

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Setup pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of setup


1. apparatus, setup

equipment designed to serve a specific function

2. setup

the way something is organized or arranged

Example Sentences:
'it takes time to learn the setup around here'

3. frame-up, setup

an act that incriminates someone on a false charge

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of setup
the way in which something is set up
; specif.,
the plan, makeup, or arrangement, as of equipment, an organization, etc.
the details of a situation, plan of action, etc.
2.  US
bodily posture; carriage
3.  US
the glass, ice, soda water, etc. provided for preparing an alcoholic drink
4.  US, Informal
a contest deliberately arranged as an uneven match to result in an easy victory
the contestant marked for defeat in such a contest
an undertaking that is, or is purposely made, very easy, or a goal or result that is easy to achieve
a person who is easily tricked
5.  US, Baseball
of or having to do with a relief pitcher who specializes in pitching just before the closer

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of setup
1. The way in which something is constituted, arranged, or planned.
2. The gathering and organization of the equipment needed for an operation, procedure, or task.
a. Physical makeup; physique.
b. Body posture or carriage, especially militarily erect bearing.
a. often setups Informal The collective ingredients, such as ice, mixers, and glasses, necessary for serving various alcoholic drinks.
b. A table setting, as in a restaurant.
5. A camera position, as for a particular shot in a scene being filmed.
6. Slang
a. A contest prearranged to result in an easy or faked victory.
b. An endeavor intentionally made easy.
c. A deceptive scheme, such as a fraud or hoax.
7. A plan or strategy for a projected course of action.
8. Sports A play or pass that creates a scoring opportunity.

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