Underset definition

ŭndər-sĕt
An ocean undercurrent.
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An ocean undercurrent.
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To set under or beneath.
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To prop or support.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
underset
Plural:
undersets

Origin of underset

  • From Middle English undersetten, from Old English undersettan (“to put, place, or set under, put in the place of another, substitute, falsify, forge, counterfeit, place as a pledge, hypothecate, add, annex, subjoin, make subject, submit, set beneath, esteem less"), equivalent to under- +"Ž set. Cognate with Dutch ondersetten (“to put beneath"), German untersetzen (“to put beneath, pin").

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