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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In Paris, thick sandals were paired with ladylike-length dresses and oversize sunglasses for a kind of free-spirit-meets-pool-locker-room vibe. Vogue, "Opposites Attract! How to Wear Spring’s Chunkiest Shoes and Loveliest Dresses," 7 Apr. 2019 To mark Taschen’s release of an oversize limited-edition monograph celebrating Bailey’s oeuvre, our oral history draws on accounts from models, friends and old flames, offering a vibrant portrait of how the lensman worked. Kristina O’neill, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine Editor’s Letter: Drawing Inspiration," 4 Apr. 2019 The dress is sleeveless (still scary for me at times), has an all-over print, and is oversize. Kellie Brown, Teen Vogue, "What to Pack for Spring Break According to Fashion Blogger Kellie Brown," 25 Mar. 2019 While the halls of Capitol Hill are crawling with fashion don’ts, Zuckerberg distinguished himself Monday in a black jacket, a tie in a muted shade of Facebook blue, and a shirt collar so overwhelmingly oversize it’s practically Edwardian. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Mark Zuckerberg Went to Washington, and He Wore His Soberest Suit," 10 Apr. 2018 Embrace the modernist look with period details like a cheerful starburst-style light fixture that illuminates the oversize double doors. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 The 22-year-old model oversize maroon turtleneck sweater with a matching loose-fitting jacket, red and gray plaid pants and black combat boots, all pieces that have become her signature staples. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Gigi Hadid Steps Out for the First Time Post Zayn Malik Split Serving Up Street Style Inspiration," 15 Mar. 2018 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

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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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