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noun in·set \ˈin-ˌset\

Definition of inset

  1. 1 a :  a place where something flows in :  channel b :  a setting or flowing in

  2. 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

Examples of inset in a sentence

  1. The floor is decorated with an inset of marble tiles.

  2. velvet dresses with silk insets

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First Known Use of inset

1559


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verb in·set \ˈin-ˌset, in-ˈ\

Definition of inset

inset

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insetted

insetting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  set in; especially :  to insert within something else in such a way as to be visible

  3. 2 :  to provide with an inset

Examples of inset in a sentence

  1. inset a map in a larger map

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First Known Use of inset

1658


INSET Defined for English Language Learners

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noun in·set \ˈin-ˌset\

Definition of inset for English Language Learners

  • : a small map or picture that is shown on or next to a larger map or picture in order to show more detail

  • : a piece of something that is added to something larger often for decoration


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verb in·set \ˈin-ˌset, in-ˈ\

Definition of inset for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something) in something larger for decoration, to give information, etc.

  • : to put something into (something) often for decoration


INSET Defined for Kids

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noun in·set \ˈin-ˌset\

Definition of inset for Students

  1. :  a smaller thing that is inserted into a larger thing <The Ohio map has an inset showing Columbus in detail.>


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verb in·set

Definition of inset for Students

inset

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insetted

insetting

  1. :  1insert 2


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