overdue

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adjective over·due \ˌō-vər-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Definition of overdue

  1. 1a :  unpaid when due an overdue billb :  delayed beyond an appointed time an overdue train overdue library books

  2. 2 :  too great :  excessive an overdue share of the profits

  3. 3 :  more than ready overdue for a haircut

Examples of overdue in a sentence

  1. She reminded him that the rent was overdue.

  2. He has many overdue bills.

  3. The train is 10 minutes overdue.

1763

First Known Use of overdue

1763


OVERDUE Defined for English Language Learners

overdue

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adjective over·due \ˌō-vər-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

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

overdue

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adjective over·due \ˌō-vər-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Definition of overdue for Students

  1. 1 :  not paid when due overdue bills

  2. 2 :  delayed beyond an expected time The plane was an hour overdue.

  3. 3 :  more than ready He is overdue for a haircut.



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