inset
I. noun Date: 1559 1. a. a place where something flows in ; channel b. a setting or flowing in 2. something that is inset: as a. a small graphic representation (as a map or picture) set within a larger one b. a piece of cloth set into a garment (as for decoration) c. a part or section of a utensil that fits into an outer part II. transitive verb (inset or insetted; insetting) Date: 1658 1. set in; especially to insert within something else in such a way as to be visible 2. to provide with an inset

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inset — ► NOUN 1) a thing inserted; an insert. 2) a small picture or map inserted within the border of a larger one. ► VERB (insetting; past and past part. inset or insetted) 1) put in as an inset. 2) decorate with …   English terms dictionary

  • INSET — in service education training in the UK, training for teachers which takes place during the school year ▪ an INSET day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inset — [in set′, in′set΄; ] for n. [ in′set΄] vt. inset, insetting [ME insetten < OE insettan, to set in, appoint < in , in + settan, to SET] to set into something; insert n. something set in; insert; specif., a) a smaller picture or map set… …   English World dictionary

  • Inset — In*set , v. t. To infix. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inset — In set, n. 1. That which is inserted or set in; an insertion. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bookbinding) One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inset — index insertion, plant (place firmly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inset — (n.) 1550s, influx of water, place where water flows in, from IN (Cf. in) + SET (Cf. set). Meaning extra pages of a book, etc. is from 1875; that of small map in the border of a larger one is from 1881 …   Etymology dictionary

  • inset — in|set1 [ˈınset] n 1.) a small picture, map etc in the corner of a page or larger picture etc, which shows more detail or information ▪ The venture earned Mr Taylor (inset) millions of dollars. 2.) something which is fixed into or onto the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inset — I UK [ˈɪnset] / US [ˈɪnˌset] noun [countable] Word forms inset : singular inset plural insets 1) a small picture or map inside a larger one 2) something that is put in something else a gold ring with diamond insets II UK [ɪnˈset] / US verb… …   English dictionary

  • inset — insetter, n. n. /in set /; v. /in set /, n., v., inset, insetting. n. 1. something inserted; insert. 2. a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one. 3. influx. 4. the act of setting in. 5. a piece of cloth or other… …   Universalium

  • inset — 1 noun (C) a small picture, map etc in the corner of a page or larger picture etc, which shows more detail or information: See inset for a comparison of world grain exporters. 2 verb past tense and past participle inset or insetted (T) 1 to put… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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