Now, with your stage set, invite to its sumptuous midst some amateur of all the arts whose senses were born for the beautiful.
I see, she laughed, you want the stage set for your entrance.
Within a few minutes the Gagnon household effects were heaped out of doors, and the stage set for the "trial."
It was as though a curtain had risen on a stage set to terrify the beholder.
Suppose it turned out that this was just a stage set for students of history?
Thus was the stage set, for the next session of the honorable court.
The stage set me down at the garden-gate at Oakland, whither my host came out to receive me.
Standing there, with the stage set and the light effects just right, in fancy I repopulated Pompeii.
Such was the stage set for the tragedy which we have to relate.
The curtain rises on a stage set for a Harlequinade, a merry black and white interior.
late 14c., "fact or action of setting (something), putting, placing, planting," verbal noun from set (v.).
Meaning "place, location, site" is late 14c. Surgical sense, with reference to broken bones, etc., is from early 15c. In reference to heavenly bodies, from c.1400. Also in Middle English "act of creation; thing created" (c.1400). In reference to mounts for jewels, etc. from 1815; meaning "background, history, environment" is attested from 1841.