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Meaning of overprint

o•ver•print

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-print'n.ō'vur-print"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to print additional material or another color on a form or sheet previously printed.
—n.
  1. a quantity of printing in excess of that desired; overrun.
    1. any word, inscription, or device written or printed on the face of a stamp that alters, limits, or describes its use, place of issue, or character.
    2. a stamp so marked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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