overdue

adjective over·due \ ˌō-vər-ˈdü , -ˈdyü \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of overdue

1 a : 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

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.

Recent Examples of overdue from the Web

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First Known Use of overdue

1763


OVERDUE Defined for English Language Learners

overdue

adjective

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

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

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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