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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
Bram's trained steeds had taken fright and overset him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
For I am a bit shaky, and all this has overset me.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
But this will interfere with your Design, And oversets the Scheme of winning Hendrick.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
A party of lords had overset a table in their efforts to get to the nymphs.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
I should think that such a fish would overset whole ships, and devour the sailors.
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
When about four miles from home and from the shore, we were overset by a squall.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
The constitution of her mind was overset altogether.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
That had escaped very well in the overset: one shaft was cracked, and that was all.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Finally with a sweep of his hand, Big Slim overset the chair, and with rigid anger in his hollow face moved toward her.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Why, you do not suppose a man is overset by a bottle?
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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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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