Definition of setting:
the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"