underset

transitive verb

Definition of underset

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : underpin
2 : to place underneath something else

underset

noun

Definition of underset (Entry 2 of 3)

2a : an underlying vein of ore
b : underlie

underset

adjective
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Definition of underset (Entry 3 of 3)

: insufficiently filled (as with printed matter) so as to be partly blank underset page underset column

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History and Etymology for underset

Transitive verb

Middle English undersetten, from under entry 1 + setten to set

Adjective

from past participle of underset entry 1

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“Underset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underset. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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