Overset definitions

ō'vər-sĕt'
An overturning.
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Type matter set and not used.
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To overturn; tip over.
verb
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To overcome or upset.
verb
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To overturn or overthrow.
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To set too great an amount of (type or copy), or too much type for (a given space)
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Too much typeset matter.
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To throw into a confused or disturbed state; upset.
verb
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To set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed.
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To overset is to upset someone's emotions or to overturn something.

When you make someone angry or sad, this is an example of a time when you overset him.

When you tip over a boat, this is an example of a situation where you overset the boat.

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(intransitive) To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset.

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To knock over, capsize, overturn.
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(printing) To set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed; to set too much type for a given space.
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To physically disturb (someone); to make nauseous, upset.
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(now rare) To unbalance (a situation, state etc.); to confuse, to put into disarray.
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To set too much type for (a given space).
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To set too much material for a given space.
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Origin of overset

From Middle English oversetten (“to set over, upset"), from Old English ofersettan (“to set over, conquer, overcome"), corresponding to over- +"Ž set, from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over") + *satjanÄ… (“to set"). Compare Dutch overzetten (“to ferry, transport, translate"), German übersetzen (“to cross over, translate").