Overset : Definition

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Definitions of Overset

Pronunciation : O`ver*set"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Overset; p. pr. & vb. n. Oversetting. ]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : O`ver*set"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset. Mortimer.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : O"ver*set`
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. An upsetting; overturn; overthrow; as, the overset of a carriage.

2. An excess; superfluity. [Obs.] "This overset of wealth and pomp. " Bp. Burnel.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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