Modify vs Setter - What's the difference?

modify | setter |

As verbs the difference between modify and setter

is that modify is to make partial changes to while setter is (uk|dialect|transitive) to cut the dewlap (of a cow or ox), and insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.

As a noun setter is

one who sets something, especially a typesetter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To make partial changes to.
  • To be or become modified.
  • Synonyms

    * adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework


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    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • One who sets something, especially a typesetter
  • The exam was so hard we assumed the question setter must have been in a bad mood.
    Some crossword setters work for various newspapers under different pseudonyms.
  • A long-haired breed of gundog ().
  • She has a spaniel and a red setter .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1931, author=
  • , title=The Norwich Victims , chapter=7/2 citation , passage=The two Gordon setters came obediently to heel. Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.}}
  • (volleyball) The player who is responsible for setting]], or [[pass, passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
  • (computing, programming) A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
  • (sports, in combinations) A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 29 , author=Kevin Mitchell , title=Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=It was desperately close until all but the closing moments, and for that we had the 32nd-ranked Benneteau to thank for bringing the fight out in Federer, whose thirst for these long battles has waned over the past couple of years. For a player regarded by many as the greatest of all time his record in completed five-setters is ordinary: now 20 wins, 16 losses. }}
  • One who hunts victims for sharpers.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • One who adapts words to music in composition.
  • A shallow seggar for porcelain.
  • (Ure)
    Derived terms
    * English setter * Gordon setter * Irish red and white setter * Irish setter * red setter
    * (computing) mutator
    See also
    * getter
    * OED2

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect, transitive) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or ox), and insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
  • (Webster 1913)


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