- something inserted; insert.
- a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one.
- the act of setting in.
- a piece of cloth or other material set into a garment, usually as an ornamental panel.
- to set in or insert, as an inset: to inset a panel in a dress.
- to insert an inset in: to inset a mounting with jewels.
Origin of inset
Related Words for insetimport, ship, include, send, decorate, instill, interject, interpose, interpolate, insinuate, inlay, inject, freight, enter, carry, infix, transport, inset, intercalate, trim
Examples from the Web for inset
Historical Examples of inset
One of the men brushed him aside and pulled at the inset handle.Deathworld
As well, I think, have had a portrait of Mr. Mills, with Mr. Boon inset.
At the other end of the arc of the inset he can read the degrees of the angle.Montessori Elementary Materials
A special tool for cutting the inset is desirable but not necessary.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration
Charles Franklin Warner
The only parallel to them is to be found in the inset story of Cupid and Psyche.Essays on the Greek Romances
Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
- (tr) to set or place in or within; insert
- something inserted
- a small map or diagram set within the borders of a larger one
- another name for insert (def. 4)
- a piece of fabric inserted into a garment, as to shape it or for decoration
- a flowing in, as of the tide