- (of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
- (of space) to set too much type for.
OTHER WORDS FROM overseto·ver·set·ter, noun
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How to use overset in a sentence
The captains huge hand, swinging back, overset the bottle, that gurgled out its life-blood.Cursed|George Allan England
With these words he left her; and, though abashed and overset, she found no sensation so powerful as joy for the safety of Edgar.Camilla|Fanny Burney
But the very theory of our Government will be overset by a reversal of the rule which I have attempted to describe.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
He came, with a part of his army composed of those very Catholics, to overset the power of a Popish prince.
There was about this letter an absence of sentiment, and an absence of threat, and an absence of fuss, which almost overset her.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope