oversize

adjective
over·​size | \ˌō-vər-ˈsīz \
variants: or oversized \ˌō-​vər-​ˈsīzd \

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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For newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber, his grungy, Californian skateboarder aesthetic paired well with her Instagirl vibe (think lots of oversize coats, bike shorts, and more). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Fashion-Forward Couples Who Dominated 2018," 29 Nov. 2018 Ariana Grande has her oversize pullovers, Kate Middleton has her skirt suits, Meghan Markle has her panama hat, and Pippa Middleton? Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton's Love for Wrap Dresses Goes All the Way Back to 2007," 27 Aug. 2018 True to their new designation, these oversize mums can measure 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet across by their third season,with a massive canopy of flowers — up to 5,000 per plant. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Shades, large hats, oversize beads, sequins and glitter were ubiquitous. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 The jump in oversize investments is led by relatively new investors, including the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, Chinese companies and sovereign wealth funds, who want to put their money down before young companies go public. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: This is the summer of the startup megadeal," 15 Aug. 2018 But this summer's oversize inflatable Instagram prop isn't a flamingo or a butterfly or a swan or even an ironic abstraction of a swan. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "This Bright Pink Coffin Pool Float Is Peak Summer 2018," 6 July 2018 Then add oversize aviator glasses and blue eyeshadow. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "5 Incredibly Low-Effort Ways to Dress Better in 2018," 30 Nov. 2017 Then add glam accessories like oversize earrings, gold heels and a statement clutch. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "Wear Your Nightie Out," 11 July 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 \
variants: or oversized \-​ˈsīzd \

Kids Definition of oversize

: larger than the usual or normal size an oversize package

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