What does somerset mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Somersetnoun

    a county in southwestern England on the Bristol Channel

  2. somersault, somerset, summersault, summerset, somersaulting, flipnoun

    an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

Wiktionary

  1. Somersetnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Somersault, Somersetnoun

    A leap by which a jumper throws himself from a beam, and turns over his head.

    Etymology: Sommer, a beam, and sault, French, a leap.

Wikipedia

  1. Somerset

    Somerset ( (listen) SUM-ər-sit, -⁠set; archaically Somersetshire SUM-ər-sit-sheer, -⁠set-, -⁠shər) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales. Its traditional border with Gloucestershire is the River Avon. Somerset is currently formed of six council areas, of which two are unitary authorities, until the four second-tier district councils are merged on 1 April 2023, after which the county will comprise three unitary authorities. Its county town is Taunton. Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. There is evidence of human occupation from Paleolithic times, and of subsequent settlement by the Celts, Romans and Anglo-Saxons. The county played a significant part in Alfred the Great's rise to power, and later the English Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion. The city of Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ChatGPT

  1. somerset

    A somerset is a type of acrobatic feat, specifically an act of flipping the body over in the air and landing back on one's feet; commonly referred to as a somersault. The term originates from French 'saut mouton' meaning 'leap sheep'. In a broader context, 'somerset' can also refer to a county in Southwest England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somersetnoun

    a leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Wikidata

  1. Somerset

    The ceremonial and non-metropolitan county of Somerset in South West England borders Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east, and Devon to the south-west. It is partly bounded to the north and west by the Bristol Channel and the estuary of the River Severn. Its traditional northern border is the River Avon, but the administrative boundary has crept southwards with the creation and expansion of the City of Bristol, and latterly the county of Avon and its successor unitary authorities to the north. Somerset's county town, Taunton, is in the south. Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. There is evidence of human occupation from Palaeolithic times, and of subsequent settlement in the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The county played a significant part in the consolidation of power and rise of King Alfred the Great, and later in the English Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion. Agriculture is a major business in the county. Farming of sheep and cattle, including for wool and the county's famous cheeses, are traditional and contemporary, as is the more unusual cultivation of willow for basket weaving. Apple orchards were once plentiful, and Somerset is still known for the production of strong cider. Unemployment is lower than the national average; the largest employment sectors are retail, manufacturing, tourism, and health and social care. Population growth in the county is higher than the national average.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Somerset

    Described in Anglo-Saxon days as Suthmorset, the “South Moor Settlement.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SOMERSET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Somerset is ranked #42511 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Somerset surname appeared 510 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Somerset.

    76% or 388 total occurrences were White.
    19.2% or 98 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somerset in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somerset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of somerset in a Sentence

  1. Steve Membery:

    This site is a significant discovery the most comprehensive modern excavation of a Roman cemetery in Somerset.

  2. John McNerney:

    People who mock New Jersey have never been to Somerset or Hundertdon counties.

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