- a city in SE Massachusetts.
- a town in S Kentucky.
or som·er·set sum·mer·sault, sum·mer·set
- an acrobatic movement, either forward or backward, in which the body rolls end over end, making a complete revolution.
- such a movement performed in the air as part of a dive, tumbling routine, etc.
- a complete overturn or reversal, as of opinion.
- to perform a somersault.
Origin of somersault
Examples from the Web for somerset
Contemporary Examples of somerset
The word at Somerset House is that Stella's as delighted as he is.Stella McCartney's Husband New, Bigger Footprint
February 15, 2013
As well as the fashion show inside the tent, there's another one going on in the courtyard of Somerset House.#LFW: Freak or Chic?
February 15, 2013
“Valentino: Master of Couture” opens Thursday at Somerset House in London.Neil Patrick Harris, Angus Jones, Bill O’Reilly & More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 1, 2012
Laurel Highlands is southwest of her home, in Somerset, Pa., about a three-hour drive.Sandusky Guilty Verdict: What's Next for Jerry
June 23, 2012
A new biography of famed British author Somerset Maugham explores his complicated love life and defends his literary genius.Maugham's Love Life
June 3, 2010
Historical Examples of somerset
Somerset had been brought to England by his master, and left there.Self-Help
The ceremony was performed at Dunyatt, in the county of Somerset.Beaux and Belles of England
Mr. Somerset had been teasing Poppy in the meantime, and laughing with the others.The Carroll Girls
Lay from Somerset to Singapore direct, keeping highest levels.With The Night Mail
"With the Devon and Somerset," replied Drake, with partial truth.Nell, of Shorne Mills
- a county of SW England, on the Bristol Channel: the Mendip Hills lie in the north and Exmoor in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset (both part of Avon county from 1975 until 1996): mainly agricultural (esp dairying and fruit). Administrative centre: Taunton. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 507 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3452 sq km (1332 sq miles)
- 1st Duke of, title of Edward Seymour . ?1500–52, English statesman, protector of England (1547–49) during Edward VI's minority. He defeated the Scots (1547) and furthered the Protestant Reformation: executed
- a forward roll in which the head is placed on the ground and the trunk and legs are turned over it
- a similar roll in a backward direction
- an acrobatic feat in which either of these rolls are performed in midair, as in diving or gymnastics
- a complete reversal of opinion, policy, etc
- (intr) to perform a somersault
Word Origin for somersault
9c., Sumor sæton, from Old English sumorsæta, short for *sumorton sæte "the people who live at (or depend upon) Somerton," a settlement attested from 8c. (Sumertone), literally "summer settlement." In 12c. it begins to be clearly meant as a place-name (Sumersetescir) not a collective name for a set of people.
1850, from somersault (n.). Related: Somersaulted; somersaulting.