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
Reinhold Hanning was a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for Holocaust victims.
Mr. Krasner’s win elated his supporters, who say such a change is overdue.
The comptroller has estimated that the state will owe at least $800 million in interest and fees on overdue bills by the end of June.
As of June 1, the library no longer imposes fines for overdue books and materials.
Vendors wait six months to be paid from a $14.5 billion pile of overdue bills.
As NPR’s Scott Simon reported this March, Harvard has decided to stop charging a 50-cent-a-day fine for overdue books after reports that the fees were putting stress on students.
The NFL's move toward relaxing an out-of-date stance seems long overdue and much ado about nothing at the same time.
Hossfeld hopes her book (due next year from the University of California Press) will bring overdue attention to those who labor in Silicon Valley's trenches.
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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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