Definitions for oversetˌoʊ vərˈsɛt; ˈoʊ vərˌsɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•setˌoʊ vərˈsɛt; ˈoʊ vərˌsɛt(v.; n.)-set, -set•ting

  1. (v.t.)to upset or overturn.

  2. to throw into confusion.

  3. to set excess type matter for.

  4. (n.)an act or instance of oversetting.

Origin of overset:

1150–1200

Wiktionary

  1. overset(Verb)

    To set over (something); to cover.

  2. overset(Verb)

    To overwhelm; to overthrow, defeat.

  3. overset(Verb)

    To physically disturb (someone); to make nauseous, upset.

  4. overset(Verb)

    To knock over, capsize, overturn.

  5. overset(Verb)

    To unbalance (a situation, state etc.); to confuse, to put into disarray.

  6. overset(Verb)

    to set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed; to set too much type for a given space.

  7. Origin: From oversetten, from ofersettan, corresponding to , from uber + satjanan. Compare overzetten, übersetzen.

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