Meaning of setout

set•out

Pronunciation: (set'out"), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. preparations, esp. for beginning a journey.
  2. start or outset.
  3. things set or laid out for use or display, as food on a table.
  4. getup or outfit.
  5. an entertaining event.
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