Definitions for overprintˌoʊ vərˈprɪnt; ˈoʊ vərˌprɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•printˌoʊ vərˈprɪnt; ˈoʊ vərˌprɪnt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to print (additional material) over something already printed.

    Category: Printing

  2. (n.)something overprinted, esp. something printed on the face of a stamp that signifies a new function for the stamp or a change in the authority issuing it.

    Category: Philately

  3. a stamp with an overprint.

    Category: Philately

Origin of overprint:

1850

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overprint, surprint(verb)

    something added by overprinting

  2. overprint, print over(verb)

    print (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper

Wiktionary

  1. overprint(Noun)

    The addition of new text on a previously printed stamp, usually to add a surcharge or change the face value.

  2. overprint(Verb)

    To add an overprint.

  3. overprint(Verb)

    To overlap different colours to avoid gaps.

Freebase

  1. Overprint

    An overprint is an additional layer of text or graphics added to the face of a postage stamp or banknote after it has been printed. Post offices most often use overprints for internal administrative purposes such as accounting but they are also employed in public mail. The most well-recognized varieties are commemorative overprints which are produced for their public appeal and command significant interest in the field of philately.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. overprint

    Information printed or stamped upon a map or chart, in addition to that originally printed, to show data of importance or special use.

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