Origin of bassetOFr, short-legged dog, origin, originally , short, diminutive of basse, feminine of bas, base
a kind of hound with a long body, short, crooked forelegs, and long, drooping ears, used in hunting
also basset hound
Origin of bassetfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps French basset, diminutive of basse: see basset
to appear at or emerge above the surface
(countable and uncountable, plural bassets)
(third-person singular simple present bassets, present participle basseting, simple past and past participle basseted)
- Basset hounds are long and crooked-legged dogs, with pendulous ears.
- Camborne (Cambron, Camron) formed a portion of the extensive manor of Tehidy, which at the time of the Domesday Survey was held by the earl of Mortain and subsequently by the Dunstanville and Basset families.
- A house of Austin Friars was founded at Atherstone by Ralph Lord Basset of Drayton, which, however, never rose to much importance, and at its dissolution in 1536 was valued at 30 shillings and 3 pence only.
- Jefferson did not read excesses in Paris as warnings against democracy, but as warnings against the abuses ' Jefferson did not sympathize with the temper of his followers who condoned the zealous excesses of Genet, and in general with the"'misbehaviour "of the democratic clubs; but, as a student of English liberties, he could not accept Washington's doctrine that for a self-created permanent body to declare" this act unconstitutional, and that act pregnant with mischiefs "was" a stretch of arrogant presumption "which would, if unchecked," destroy the country."6 John Basset Moore, American Diplomacy (New York, 1905)..
- About a century later the manor was acquired by the Basset family.