Definition of overdue
1a : unpaid when due an overdue billb : delayed beyond an appointed time an overdue train overdue library books
2 : too great : excessive an overdue share of the profits
3 : more than ready overdue for a haircut
Examples of overdue in a Sentence
She reminded him that the rent was overdue.
He has many overdue bills.
The train is 10 minutes overdue.
Recent Examples of overdue from the Web
Unless of course those sleek navy ships in Djibouti are ever put to use collecting overdue debts.
Someone from DeLay’s office obtained Laney’s flight plan from the Department of Homeland Security by implying that Laney’s plane was overdue to land and might have crashed or been seized by terrorists.
Illinois is overdue for fundamental workers' compensation changes.
The result is a long overdue return to what Crow does best.
An Israeli official said Sunday, June 25, 2017 that the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
There’s an argument to make that the Bulls are committing to an overdue rebuilding process.
Humans are overdue for a return trip to the moon, Stephen Hawking has just opined.
And Amtrak leadership is facing heavy criticism for delays in service, a March derailment at New York’s Penn Station and the handling of overdue repairs there.
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First Known Use of overdue
OVERDUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overdue for English Language Learners
: not paid at an expected or required time
: not appearing or presented by a stated, expected, or required time
—used to say that something should have happened or been done before now
OVERDUE Defined for Kids
Definition of overdue for Students
1 : not paid when due overdue bills
2 : delayed beyond an expected time The plane was an hour overdue.
3 : more than ready He is overdue for a haircut.
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