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The answer is the word: SET verb, set, set⋅ting, noun, adjective, interjection.

-verb (used with object)(there are in all 119 uses for the word SET, here are a few)

1.to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.2.to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet.3.to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new workers.4.to put into some condition: to set a house on fire.5.to put or apply: to set fire to a house.6.to put in the proper position: to set a chair back on its feet.7.to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use: to set a trap.8.to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table): to set the table for dinner.9.to place (the hair, esp. when wet) on rollers, in clips, or the like, so that the hair will assume a particular style.10.to put (a price or value) upon something: He set $7500 as the right amount for the car. The teacher sets a high value on neatness.11.to fix the value of at a certain amount or rate; value: He set the car at $500. She sets neatness at a high value.12.to post, station, or appoint for the purpose of performing some duty: to set spies on a person.13.to determine or fix definitely: to set a time limit.14.to resolve or decide upon: to set a wedding date.15.to cause to pass into a given state or condition: to set one's mind at rest; to set a prisoner free.16.to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully: to set one's mind to a task.17.to present as a model; place before others as a standard: to set a good example.18.to establish for others to follow: to set a fast pace.19.to prescribe or assign, as a task.20.to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.21.to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) according to a certain standard: I always set my watch by the clock in the library.22.to adjust (a timer, alarm of a clock, etc.) so as to sound when desired: He set the alarm for seven o'clock.23.to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.24.to ornament or stud with gems or the like: a bracelet set with pearls.25.to cause to sit; seat: to set a child in a highchair.26.to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.27.to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.28.to place or plant firmly: to set a flagpole in concrete.29.to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face, muscles, etc.30.to fix at a given point or calibration: to set the dial on an oven; to set a micrometer.31.to tighten (often fol. by up): to set nuts well up.32.to cause to take a particular direction: to set one's course to the south.33.Surgery. to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.34.(of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.35.Music.a.to fit, as words to music.b.to arrange for musical performance.c.to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.36.Theater.a.to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.b.to prepare (a scene) for dramatic performance.37.Nautical. to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.38.Printing.a.to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.b.to put together types corresponding to (copy); compose in type: to set an article.39.Baking. to put aside (a substance to which yeast has been added) in order that it may rise.40.to change into curd: to set milk with rennet.41.to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.42.to urge, goad, or encourage to attack: to set the hounds on a trespasser.43.Bridge. to cause (the opposing partnership or their contract) to fall short: We set them two tricks at four spades. Only perfect defense could set four spades.44.to affix or apply, as by stamping: The king set his seal to the decree.45.to fix or engage (a fishhook) firmly into the jaws of a fish by pulling hard on the line once the fish has taken the bait.46.to sharpen or put a keen edge on (a blade, knife, razor, etc.) by honing or grinding.47.to fix the length, width, and shape of (yarn, fabric, etc.).48.Carpentry. to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.49.to bend or form to the proper shape, as a saw tooth or a spring.50.to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward from the blade alternately on both sides in order to make a cut wider than the blade itself.

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