settings1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N for n A particular setting is a particular place or type of surroundings where something is or takes place.
Rome is the perfect setting for romance...
Perth was the setting for the SNP's conference this year...
The house is in a lovely setting in the Malvern hills.2) N-COUNT A setting is one of the positions to which the controls of a device such as a cooker, stove, or heater can be adjusted.
You can boil the fish fillets on a high setting.3) N-COUNT A table setting is the complete set of equipment that one person needs to eat a meal, including knives, forks, spoons, and glasses.
English dictionary. 2008.