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Definition of "inset" []

  • To set in; insert. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish with an inset. (verb-transitive)
  • Something set in, as: (noun)
  • A small map or illustration set within a larger one. (noun)
  • A leaf or group of pages inserted into a publication. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inset" in a sentence
  • "Every answer is a seven-letter that includes the letters in the word "inset.""
  • "Sure it's a money making business but doing it this way is sort of like saying OK thanks for watching the movie so far - the next bit is in 'inset dead language' and we've got no subtitles so we won't show you, instead you can ask your friend who lives in 'x' to tell you what happens (whatever happens is inconsequential but to find out they'll let you know)."
  • "MSNBC PLUGS THE SAME STORY — live shot depicting the blaze from helicopter-car-chase level, with photos of Candy Crowley and Cindy McCain inset and the word “MISSING!” under them."