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Webster 1913 Edition


Somerset

{

Som′er-sault

,

Som′er-set

, }
Noun.
[F.
soubresaut
a jump, leap, OF.
soubresault
, It.
soprassalto
an overleap, fr. L.
supra
over +
saltus
a leap, fr.
salire
to leap; or the French may be from Sp.
sobresalto
a sudden asault, a surprise. See
Supra
, and
Salient
.]
A leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end.
[Written also
summersault
,
sommerset
,
summerset
, etc.]
“The vaulter’s sombersalts.”
Donne.
Now I'll only
Make him break his neck in doing a
sommerset
.
Beau. & Fl.

Webster 1828 Edition


Somerset

SOM'ERSAULT

, SOM'ERSET,
Noun.
[L super and salio, to leap.] A leap by which a person jumps from a highth, turns over his head and falls upon his feet.

Definition 2023


Somerset

Somerset

See also: somerset

English

Proper noun

Somerset

  1. A maritime county in the west of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, the Severn estuary and the Bristol channel.
  2. A county in central New Jersey.

Translations

somerset

somerset

See also: Somerset

English

Noun

somerset (plural somersets)

  1. Archaic spelling of somersault.