overdue

adjective
over·​due | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdü How to pronounce overdue (audio) , -ˈdyü\

Definition of overdue

1a : unpaid when due an overdue bill
b : 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

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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.
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The folks who put up those unsightly and annoying signs are way overdue to take them down. latimes.com, "Koll Center project would not impact established residential neighborhoods," 8 June 2018 The conventional wisdom is that Glenn Close is overdue for an Oscar. Lindsey Bahr, The Seattle Times, "AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win," 20 Feb. 2019 Fresh thinking within the Democratic Party should and will include an overdue debate about the balance of obligations in the social contract. Mark Schmitt, Vox, "Why did Bernie Sanders’s Stop BEZOS legislation draw so much resistance?," 18 Sep. 2018 Teams started searching Mount Washington for an overdue 70-year-old Christophe Chamley, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on April 23. CBS News, "Rescuers to submit bill for hiker reported missing then found at luxury hotel," 3 May 2018 Teams started searching Mount Washington for an overdue Christophe Chamley, 70, of Cambridge on April 23. BostonGlobe.com, "New England news in brief," 2 May 2018 Shortly after Koduri assumed control of the Radeon Technologies Group at his last job at AMD, the company rolled out a long-overdue revamp of its Radeon Settings application. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel's gaming odyssey takes voyage with a slick new Graphics Command Center," 20 Mar. 2019 Experts are relieved to see this long-overdue resource. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "So, You Want to Quit Vaping...," 1 Feb. 2019 Honestly, this was probably overdue! 2) Hot Dog’s kidnapping. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Archie's already made a terrible decision.," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of overdue

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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overdue

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of overdue

: 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

adjective
over·​due | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdü How to pronounce overdue (audio) , -ˈdyü\

Kids Definition of overdue

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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