som·​er·​set | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌset How to pronounce somerset (audio) \

Definition of somerset

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geographical name
Som·​er·​set | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌset How to pronounce Somerset (audio) , -sət \
variants: or Somersetshire \ ˈsə-​mər-​ˌset-​ˌshir How to pronounce Somersetshire (audio) , -​sət-​ , -​shər \

Definition of Somerset (Entry 2 of 2)

county of southwestern England on Bristol Channel; capital Taunton area 1383 square miles (3582 square kilometers), population 530,000

First Known Use of somerset

Noun or intransitive verb

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somerset

Noun or intransitive verb

by alteration

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“Somerset.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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