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Meaning of overset

o•ver•set

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-set'n.ō'vur-set"), [key]
— v., n. -set, -set•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to upset or overturn; overthrow.
  2. to throw into confusion; disorder physically or mentally.
—v.i.
  1. to become upset, overturned, or overthrown.
    1. (of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
    2. (of space) to set too much type for.
—n.
  1. the act or fact of oversetting; upset; overturn.
  2. Also calledmatter set up in excess of space.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.