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
Recent Examples on the Web There was method in the madness: Holding the display together were lean, and often buckled waists, oversize proportions and unexpected plays of depth through layering. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quirks and provocations define Paris Fashion Week shows," 25 Sep. 2019 There was method in the madness: Holding the display together were lean, and often buckled waists, oversize proportions and unexpected plays of depth through layering. Washington Post, "Quirks and provocations define Paris Fashion Week shows," 25 Sep. 2019 At a recent Fenty Beauty event in South Korea the singer wore an oversize white summer suit with a lacy bodysuit. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Rihanna Paired a Straight-Off-the-Runway Jacquemus Suit with a $33 Savage x Fenty Bodysuit," 19 Sep. 2019 The oversize look that catapulted the cult streetwear brand Vetements to fashion fame? Bronwyn Cosgrave, The Hollywood Reporter, "New Martin Margiela Documentary Chronicles Fashion's Most Elusive Designer," 15 Nov. 2019 My favorite feature, though, is the oversize wheels, a trademark of Eagle Creek roller bags. Bryan Rogala, Outside Online, "Why I've Used an Eagle Creek Suitcase for 12 Years," 6 Nov. 2019 Grounds of the estate include a pool, an oversize four-car garage and a guest casita with a private entrance. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale mansion in DC Ranch with oversize 4-car garage sells for $3.34M," 4 Nov. 2019 There is also a large flocked Christmas tree done in oversize gold and white ornaments, ornaments in a large holiday bowl and dining room chairs wrapped with holiday ribbons. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elaborately decorated Christmas Fantasy House is a festive way to raise funds for children with cancer," 31 Oct. 2019 Ages 4+ Build your own triceratops (or have freestyle fun) with this 67-piece set of oversize Plus-Plus pieces. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "The 2019 Good Housekeeping Best Toy Awards," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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5 Dec 2019

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“Oversize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversized. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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oversize

adjective
How to pronounce oversize (audio)

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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