- A small map or illustration set within a larger one.
- A leaf or group of pages inserted into a publication.
- A piece of material set into a garment as decoration or trim.
- A smaller picture or map set within the border of a larger one.
- A piece of material set into a garment.
Origin of inset
- From Middle English insetten, from Old English insettan (“to set in, institute, appoint”), equivalent to in- + set. Cognate with Dutch inzetten (“to insert, set in”), Low German insetten (“to set in”), German einsetzen (“to insert, employ”), Danish indsætte (“to insert”), Swedish insätta (“to inset, induct, institute”), Icelandic innsetja (“to install”).