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basset

1
[ bas-it ]
/ ˈbæs ɪt /
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noun

one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat.

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Also called basset hound .

Origin of basset

1
1610–20; <French: noun use of adj. basset of low stature (bass- low (see base2) + -et attenuating suffix; see -et)

Definition for basset (2 of 3)

basset2
[ bas-it ]
/ ˈbæs ɪt /
Geology, Mining.

noun

an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.

verb (used without object), bas·set·ed, bas·set·ing.

to crop out.

Origin of basset

2
1680–90; apparently <obsolete French basset low stool, noun use of adj. basset.See basset1

Definition for basset (3 of 3)

basset3
[ bas-it ]
/ ˈbæs ɪt /

noun

an 18th-century card game similar to faro.

Origin of basset

3
1635–45; <French bassette<Italian bassetta, noun use of feminine of bassetto somewhat low; so called because the game is played with low cards. See basset1
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British Dictionary definitions for basset (1 of 2)

basset1
/ (ˈbæsɪt) /

noun

a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long earsAlso called: basset hound

Word Origin for basset

C17: from French, from basset short, from bas low; see base ²

British Dictionary definitions for basset (2 of 2)

basset2
/ (ˈbæsɪt) /

verb, noun -sets, -seting or -seted

a rare word for outcrop

Word Origin for basset

C17: perhaps from French: low stool, see basset 1
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