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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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 These beautiful oversize rooms feature approximately 480 square feet of space and offer a choice of one king or two twin beds. Greg Tepper, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to St. Petersburg," 5 Oct. 2016 Two oversize metal chandeliers, painted white, hung above the long wooden kitchen table. Hayley Krischer, New York Times, "Leanne Ford Explores the Many Shades of White," 8 May 2018 La Residence, an 11-suite Tuscan-style villa filled with antiques, oversize chandeliers, and Persian rugs, is a great base for exploring the vineyards and historic towns of the Cape Winelands, South Africa's culinary capital. Priscilla Eakeley, Town & Country, "10 Trips That Are Truly Fun for the Whole Family," 30 Nov. 2016 The apartment was also configured to have an open, loft-like flow with lots of light from the oversize windows and skylights and ready access to the six irrigated and landscaped terraces. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "A SoHo Triplex on the Market for $65 Million," 14 June 2018 With these two oversize personalities topping the bill, the Kim and Trump show could be, well, huge. Eric Talmadge, Fox News, "Analysis: Tactics Kim may use in US-North Korea summit," 10 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 \
variants: or oversized \ -​ˈsīzd \

Kids Definition of oversize

: larger than the usual or normal size an oversize package

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