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Meaning of OVERSET

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*set"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overset}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Oversetting}. ]
    1. 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. --Dryden.
    2. To cause to fall, or to tail; to subvert; to overthrow;
       as, to overset a government or a plot. --Addison.
    3. To fill too full. [Obs.] --Howell.
  2. \O`ver*set"\, v. i.
    To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset. --Mortimer.
  3. \O"ver*set`\, n.
    1. An upsetting; overturn; overthrow; as, the overset of a
    2. An excess; superfluity. [Obs.] ``This overset of wealth
       and pomp. '' --Bp. Burnel.
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