Set to music

sam980

Member
farsi
Hi everybody,
What does "set to" mean in the sentence below?
"Stage plays have been set to music since the era of ancient Greeks."
Thank you,
 
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Hello

    set
    /sɛt/ vb (sets, setting, set)(mainly tr)
    • to put or place in position or into a specified state or condition: to set a book on the table, to set someone free
    • (also intr; followed by to or on) to put or be put (to); apply or be applied: he set fire to the house, they set the dogs on the scent
    • to put into order or readiness for use; prepare: to set a trap, to set the table for dinner
    • (also intr) to put, form, or be formed into a jelled, firm, fixed, or rigid state: the jelly set in three hours
    • (also intr) to put or be put into a position that will restore a normal state: to set a broken bone
    • to adjust (a clock or other instrument) to a position
    • to determine or establish: we have set the date for our wedding
    • to prescribe or allot (an undertaking, course of study, etc): the examiners have set ``Paradise Lost''
    • to arrange in a particular fashion, esp an attractive one: she set her hair, the jeweller set the diamonds in silver
    • Also: set to music to provide music for (a poem or other text to be sung)
    http://www.wordreference.com/definition/set
     
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