Definition of Basset

1. Noun. Smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears.

Exact synonyms: Basset Hound
Generic synonyms: Hound, Hound Dog

2. Verb. Appear at the surface. "A seam of coal bassets"
Exact synonyms: Crop Out
Generic synonyms: Appear

Definition of Basset

1. n. A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.

2. a. Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata.

3. n. The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.

4. v. i. To incline upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets.

Definition of Basset

1. Noun. a card game ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basset

1. to outcrop [v -SETED, -SETING, -SETS or -SETTED, -SETTING, -SETS] - See also: outcrop

Medical Definition of Basset

1. Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata. Origin: Cf. OF. Basset somewhat low, dim. Of bas low. The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop. To inclined upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets. Origin: Basseted; Basseting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Literary usage of Basset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1887)
"RALPH (basset) LORD basset DE DRAYTON, s. and h. ... IV, on the death of Jimn, widow of the last Lord basset The heirship to these estates was possibly ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"The Burton annals contain a decree of Innocent IV» with regard to this matter, in which he writes to Gr I'ulk basset, and the bishop of Wells, limiting the ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1874)
""8 heir male of the Conqueror, it was at last settled that he should reign during his life, and that * Now represented by the Baroness basset. -f- AD 1124. ..."

4. Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical by Arthur Collins, Egerton Brydges (1812)
"IMMEDIATELY after the Norman Conquest arose into power and distinction, more especially in the midland counties, the great Baronial family of basset. ..."

5. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"Alan basset, who died in or shortly before the year 1243, conceived the idea of ... Though Alan basset may claim the credit of providing the first permanent ..."

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