Overset

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overset An excess; superfluity. "This overset of wealth and pomp."
    • Overset An upsetting; overturn; overthrow; as, the overset of a carriage.
    • Overset To cause to fall, or to fail; to subvert; to overthrow; as, to overset a government or a plot.
    • Overset To fill too full.
    • Overset To turn or tip (anything) over from an upright, or a proper, position so that it lies upon its side or bottom upwards; to upset; as, to overset a chair, a coach, a ship, or a building.
    • v. i Overset To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overset To set over.
    • overset To turn over; overturn; capsize.
    • overset To overthrow; subvert; overturn.
    • overset To overcome.
    • overset To overcharge; assess at too high a rate.
    • overset To be overturned; he upset.
    • n overset An upsetting; overturn; ruin.
    • n overset An excess; superfluity.
    • overset To compose or set more type than is needed for a prescribed space.
    • overset Said of composed type that exceeds in amount the space prescribed.
    • overset Offset; not set in line: said of rivet-holes, partially blind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overset ō-vėr-set′ to set or turn over: to upset: to overthrow
    • v.i Overset to turn or be turned over
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Usage

In literature:

In my agitation my foot overset a stone, which rolled noisily down the rocks.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
But at the noise he sprang up, nearly oversetting the doctor.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
But it is too much to overset a narrative and call it a historical play.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Brace's words quite overset that notion.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
Meanwhile, the vessel completely overset.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
We had heard Master Payne's performances spoken of in a style which quite overset our faith.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold
She was not in the least afraid of a break down or an overset.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Papa would not overset the overseer's decision about the prayer-meetings.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
He leaped up, frenzied, oversetting the chair.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
His first look had like to overset it all.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

A land-breeze shook the shrouds,
And she was overset;
Down went the Royal George ,
With all her crew complete.
"On The Loss Of The "Royal George"" by William Cowper

In science:

That is, if a set U belongs to M, then all its “oversets” also belong to M.
On asymptotic efficiency of multivariate version of Spearman's rho
That is, if set U belongs to M, then all its “oversets” also belong to M.
An extremal problem with applications to testing multivariate independence
Hammer, E. M ¨uller, An axis-free overset grid in spherical polar coordinates for simulating 3D self-gravitating flows, Astron.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
Hammer, E. M ¨uller, An axis-free overset grid in spherical polar coordinates for simulating 3D self-gravitating flows, Astron.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
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