inset


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 surface of something else
a pendant with a diamond inset
inset 2
in|set2 [ınˈset] v past tense and past participle inset present participle insetting [T]
1.) if something is inset with decorations or jewels, they are fixed into or on its surface
inset sth with sth
a wooden box inset with ivory
inset sth into sth
spotlights inset into the ceiling
2.) to put a small picture, map etc on a printed page

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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 — 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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