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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Indian art is also a leitmotif, the most splendid being oversize watercolors of fruit and flowers given to her by the present Duke of Beaufort. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Inside Lee Radziwill's Energetic Upper East Side Apartment," 8 May 2019 Bieber was headed to Sandler’s stand-up show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday, wearing an oversize red button-down, cargo shorts, and red socks with black pool slides. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Justin Bieber Is Now Dressing Like Adam Sandler," 11 Apr. 2018 And the wall behind the oversize TV in the bedroom is plastered cement, an echo of a wall in the living room. Jesse Kornbluth, ELLE Decor, "Darren Star’s New York Loft is Not What You Would Expect from the Sex and the City Creator," 16 Apr. 2019 Production Credits: On Busy: Gucci macramé oversize jacket with contrast grosgrain details, $3,700 at Gucci. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "I Keep Wondering When I Will Become Invisible," 1 Apr. 2018 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

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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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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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