overprint

verb
over·​print | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprint How to pronounce overprint (audio) \
overprinted; overprinting; overprints

Definition of overprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to print over with something additional

overprint

noun
over·​print | \ ˈō-vər-ˌprint How to pronounce overprint (audio) \

Definition of overprint (Entry 2 of 2)

: something added by or as if by overprinting especially : a printed marking added to a postage or revenue stamp especially to alter the original or to commemorate a special event

First Known Use of overprint

Verb

1863, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1876, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overprint

Time Traveler for overprint

Time Traveler

The first known use of overprint was in 1863

See more words from the same year

Statistics for overprint

Cite this Entry

“Overprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprint. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for overprint

overprint

verb

English Language Learners Definition of overprint

: to add something to (a picture, document, etc.) by printing

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!