From Middle English foresetten, from Old English foresettan (“to place before, shut in, propose, prefer, precede”), equivalent to fore- + set. Cognate with Dutch voorzetten (“to put in front”), German vorsetzen (“to put in front, offer, serve up”), Swedish föresätta (“to put before”).
- (transitive) To set before or in front of; bar; block; impede.
- (transitive, dialectal) To ordain; assign; allot in advance.
- To propose, suggest
foreset (plural foresets)
- An obstacle; hindrance.
- That which is set ahead or before; proposal, suggestion.
- (geology) The deposition of sediment by the turbidity currents above the reservoir water level.
- Most deltas contain three different types of deposits: foreset, topset and bottomset beds. — Fluvial Landforms
- (geology): foreset bed