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
Recent Examples on the Web In the video, Mr. Jones wears an oversize mask and zealously sprays sanitizer on the steering console, his roster and anyone who coughs. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Think Reopening Schools Is Tough, What About School Buses?," 7 Sep. 2020 The cement facade is punctuated by rows of round windows that resemble oversize portholes. Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, "Putting Italy’s Most Powerful Crime Syndicate on Trial," 4 Sep. 2020 Birria de res finds the same afterglow in ramen ($13.39 with one taco) and in oversize tacos dorados with cheese and a side of broth ($11.55). Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "5 great Mexican restaurants for birria tacos in San Antonio: Birotes Tortas Ahogadas, Birria Barrio, Birriería Estilo Jalisco, Birriería y Taquería Ay Arandas and El Remedio," 3 Sep. 2020 To keep up with demand, FedEx also will expand Sunday delivery service to 95 percent of the U.S. population by mid-September and has built more automated sorting centers, including more capacity to handle oversize packages. Washington Post, "GM, Honda to team up in North America to share common vehicle platforms," 3 Sep. 2020 This oversize white sheepskin pillow reverses to a sleek suede underside. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "23 throw pillows to make your couch more comfortable—and fun," 1 Sep. 2020 One lane will be open at all times, and emergency vehicles will have access, but no oversize loads greater than 10 feet wide will be permitted. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Slidell works to clean up underpasses at Interstate 10 and Gause Boulevard," 24 Aug. 2020 Known for a comfy yet trendy oversize look, Free People’s slouchy mock neck sweater is perfect for fall. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is now open to everyone," 19 Aug. 2020 From the '40s through the late '80s, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade had nine oversize balloons. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Most Iconic Photos from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade," 12 Aug. 2020

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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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13 Sep 2020

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“Oversize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversize. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oversize

: larger than the normal size : very large


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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