well-set [wel-set] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-set on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. firmly set or fixed.
  2. 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 Young Lady’s Equestrian Manual


  • The entire effect was that of the well-set stage of a society drama.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • The neck rises from the shoulders like a column to support the well-set head.

    Greek Sculpture

    Estelle M. Hurll

  • A well-set table is governed by a simple law—that of precision.

    The Myrtle Reed Cook Book

    Myrtle Reed

  • Instead of well-set hair, baldness, and burning instead of beauty.

    Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)

    John Ruskin

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-set well-set adjective (well set when postpositive)

    1. firmly established
    2. (of a person) strongly built

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