verb (used with object), in·set, in·set·ting.
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Origin of inset
OTHER WORDS FROM insetinsetter, noun
Words nearby inset
Example sentences from the Web for inset
The jewelry—rock crystals inset in silver—was bold but not ostentatious thanks to its antique finish and heirloom quality.Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander|Robin Givhan|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The intricate perforations of the lamp were inset with colored glass, and the result was a subdued and warm illumination.Dope|Sax Rohmer
No helicopters swung their blades above; there were only the bulge of a conning tower and the heavy inset glasses of the lookouts.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
She was twisting at an inset handle around which faint lines indicated the door edge.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
British Dictionary definitions for inset
verb (ɪnˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set
- a small map or diagram set within the borders of a larger one
- another name for insert (def. 4)