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overset

[ verb oh-ver-set; noun oh-ver-set ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞s蓻t; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢s蓻t /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路set, o路ver路set路ting.
to upset or overturn; overthrow.
to throw into confusion; disorder physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), o路ver路set, o路ver路set路ting.
to become upset, overturned, or overthrown.
Printing.
  1. (of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
  2. (of space) to set too much type for.
noun
the act or fact of oversetting; upset; overturn.
Also called overmatter. Printing. matter set up in excess of space.
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Origin of overset

1150鈥1200; Middle English oversetten;see over-, set

OTHER WORDS FROM overset

o路ver路set路ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overset

overset

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞s蓻t) -sets, -setting or -set (tr)
to disturb or upset
printing to set (type or copy) in excess of the space available
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢s蓻t)
another name for overmatter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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