well-set [wel-set] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- firmly set or fixed.
- strongly formed: a well-set human body.
Origin of well-set Middle English word dating back to 1300–50 Related Words for well-set firm, bent, stated, specified, rooted, established, confirmed, pat, immovable, obstinate, ironclad, predetermined, intent, entrenched, appointed, regular, prescribed, determined, scheduled, fixed Examples from the Web for well-set Historical Examples of well-set
The head should be small, neat, “well-set” on the neck, and gracefully “carried.”
The entire effect was that of the well-set stage of a society drama.
The neck rises from the shoulders like a column to support the well-set head.
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A well-set table is governed by a simple law—that of precision.
Instead of well-set hair, baldness, and burning instead of beauty.
British Dictionary definitions for well-set well-set adjective (well set when postpositive)
- firmly established
- (of a person) strongly built