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.

Recent Examples of overdue from the Web

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First Known Use of overdue

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OVERDUE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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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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