oversize

adjective
over·​size | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsīz How to pronounce oversize (audio) \
variants: or oversized \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈsīzd How to pronounce oversized (audio) \

Definition of oversize

: being of more than standard or ordinary size oversize pillows an oversize shirt

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Examples of oversize in a Sentence

the woman's oversize hat was blocking my view of the minister a softball is an oversize and less densely stuffed baseball

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Dewan paired her oversize, brilliant-blue denim jacket with a frilly maxi dress, making the petite star look taller and accentuating her shape. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Nails Everyday Casual In a Studded Bag and Patterned Ankle Boots," 24 Jan. 2019 The Fearless barcode graphic appears once more on an oversize heather gray tee ($35) and runs alongside a Privé logo tee (also $35) and staple hoodie ($90). Monica Kim, Vogue, "EXO’s Baekhyun Just Dropped His Second Streetwear Capsule," 14 Sep. 2018 Luxe motifs like gold fixtures and frames, oversize mirrors, wide stripes, and velvet keep all the pinks from feeling frilly. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Janie Molster Strongly Believes There is No Such a Thing as Too Much Pink," 6 Feb. 2019 As seen in photos published by People, Chloë wore a black lace dress under an oversize navy blazer, while Dylan, 26, kept it comfy in a T-shirt and jeans. Lily Rose, Teen Vogue, "Chloë Grace Moretz and Dylan O'Brien Hung Out in L.A., Sparking Romance Rumors," 9 Aug. 2018 In the photos, Silverstone wears a black turtleneck underneath an oversize black and white tweed suit—a bit more buttoned-up then Cher, definitely, but super-professional and appropriate nonetheless. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Movie Cher Alicia Silverstone Just Met Musical Cher Dove Cameron, and It's the Circle of Life," 20 Dec. 2018 Trump gave away oversize checks from the foundation at campaign events in the key early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, pausing his campaign rallies to donate to local veterans’ groups. David A. Fahrenthold, The Seattle Times, "Trump to shut down charity after lawsuit said he used it for personal and political benefit," 18 Dec. 2018 She was photographed wearing a Maison Kitsuné white collared shirt, Outland jeans, black suede J.Crew boots, and an oversize plaid blazer. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Sends Meghan Markle Specially-Made Pieces From Her Fashion Line," 11 Dec. 2018 David wore a tailored suit with skinny tie for the occasion, while Victoria wore an oversize blazer with a matching skinny pants and black stilettos. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Victoria Beckham Has Date Night with Brooklyn One Day After Twinning with David in Matching Suits," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of oversize

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oversize was circa 1834

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oversize

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of oversize

: larger than the normal size : very large

oversize

adjective
over·​size | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsīz How to pronounce oversize (audio) \
variants: or oversized \ -​ˈsīzd \

Kids Definition of oversize

: larger than the usual or normal size an oversize package

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