overset definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To toss into a confused or disturbed condition; upset: "The news will overset him” ( Charles Dickens).
    • Printing To set (type or copy) in excess of understanding needed.
    • Printing to create way too much type for (certain space).
    • To turn or point (anything) over from an upright, or a suitable, position such that it lies upon its side or bottom upwards; to upset.
    • To cause to fall, or to fail; to subvert; to overthrow.
    • To fill too full.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Printing To set excessively product for a given room.
    • To turn, or to be switched, over; become upset.
  • noun:
    • Printing way too much typeset matter.
    • An upsetting; overturn; overthrow.
    • a surplus; superfluity.
    • An upsetting; overturn; ruin.
    • a surplus; superfluity.
  • verb:
    • setting over (one thing); to pay for.
    • To overwhelm; to overthrow, conquer.
    • To actually disturb (somebody); to make nauseous, upset.
    • To knock over, capsize, overturn.
    • To unbalance (a predicament, condition etc.); to confuse, to place into disarray.
    • setting (type or copy) over understanding required; to create a lot of type for certain room.
    • To convert.
  • others:
    • setting over.
    • to show over; overturn; capsize.
    • To overthrow; subvert; overturn.
    • to conquer.
    • To overcharge; assess at too much a rate.
    • To be overturned; he upset.
    • To compose or set even more type than becomes necessary for a prescribed area.
    • stated of composed type that exceeds in quantity the room recommended.
    • Offset; maybe not set-in range: said of rivet-holes, partly blind.

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