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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Set \Set\, n.
     1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body;
        descent; hence, the close; termination. "Locking at the
        set of day." --Tennyson.
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              The weary sun hath made a golden set. --Shak.
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     2. That which is set, placed, or fixed. Specifically:
        (a) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
        (b) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake;
            hence, a game at venture. [Obs. or R.]
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                  We will in France, by God's grace, play a set
                  Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.
                                                    --Shak.
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                  That was but civil war, an equal set. --Dryden.
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        (c) (Mech.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of
            excessive strain, as from compression, tension,
            bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
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        (d) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving
            shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
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        (e) (Pile Driving) A piece placed temporarily upon the
            head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by
            the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an
            intervening piece. [Often incorrectly written sett.]
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        (f) (Carp.) A short steel spike used for driving the head
            of a nail below the surface. Called also nail set.
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     3. [Perhaps due to confusion with sect, sept.] A number of
        things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed
        together; a collection of articles which naturally
        complement each other, and usually go together; an
        assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of
        surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc. [In
        this sense, sometimes incorrectly written sett.]
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     4. A number of persons associated by custom, office, common
        opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a
        clique. "Others of our set." --Tennyson.
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              This falls into different divisions, or sets, of
              nations connected under particular religions. --R.
                                                    P. Ward.
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     5. Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a
        current.
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     6. In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a
        quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements
        executed.
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     7. The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw,
        which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an
        opening, wider than the blade.
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     8.
        (a) A young oyster when first attached.
        (b) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any
            locality.
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     9. (Tennis) A series of as many games as may be necessary to
        enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth
        game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce
        set, and decided by an application of the rules for
        playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.
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     10. (Type Founding) That dimension of the body of a type
         called by printers the width.
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     11. (Textiles) Any of various standards of measurement of the
         fineness of cloth; specif., the number of reeds in one
         inch and the number of threads in each reed. The exact
         meaning varies according to the location where it is
         used. Sometimes written sett.
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     12. A stone, commonly of granite, shaped like a short brick
         and usually somewhat larger than one, used for street
         paving. Commonly written sett.
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     13. Camber of a curved roofing tile.
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     14. The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit;
         as, the set of a coat. [Colloq.]
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     15. Any collection or group of objects considered together.
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     Dead set.
         (a) The act of a setter dog when it discovers the game,
             and remains intently fixed in pointing it out.
         (b) A fixed or stationary condition arising from obstacle
             or hindrance; a deadlock; as, to be at a dead set.
         (c) A concerted scheme to defraud by gaming; a determined
             onset.
  
     To make a dead set, to make a determined onset, literally
        or figuratively.
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     Syn: Collection; series; group. See Pair.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Width \Width\, n. [From Wide.]
     The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth;
     wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  width
      n 1: the extent of something from side to side [syn: width,
           breadth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "width":
     ambit, amplitude, area, beam, bigness, body, breadth, broadness,
     bulk, caliber, circle, compass, coverage, depth, diameter,
     dimension, dimensions, distance across, expanse, expansion,
     extension, extent, fullness, gauge, girth, greatness, height,
     largeness, latitude, length, magnitude, mass, measure, measurement,
     orbit, panorama, proportion, proportions, radius, range, reach,
     scale, scope, size, span, spread, volume, wideness
  
  

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