- 1 to leave a place and begin a journey They set out on the last stage of their journey.
- 2to begin a job, task, etc. with a particular aim or goal She set out to break the world record. They succeeded in what they set out to do.
- 1to arrange or display things Her work is always very well set out.
- 2to present ideas, facts, etc. in an organized way, in speech or writing He set out his objections to the plan. She set out the reasons for her resignation in a long letter.