overset

overset

[v. oh-ver-set; n. oh-ver-set]
verb (used with object), overset, oversetting.
1.
to upset or overturn; overthrow.
2.
to throw into confusion; disorder physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), overset, oversetting.
3.
to become upset, overturned, or overthrown.
4.
Printing.
a.
(of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
b.
(of space) to set too much type for.
noun
5.
the act or fact of oversetting; upset; overturn.
6.
Also called overmatter. Printing. matter set up in excess of space.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English oversetten; see over-, set

oversetter, noun
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overset
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
1.  to disturb or upset
2.  printing to set (type or copy) in excess of the space available
 
n
3.  another name for overmatter

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