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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In the photos, Silverstone wears a black turtleneck underneath an oversize black and white tweed suit—a bit more buttoned-up then Cher, definitely, but super-professional and appropriate nonetheless. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Movie Cher Alicia Silverstone Just Met Musical Cher Dove Cameron, and It's the Circle of Life," 20 Dec. 2018 Trump gave away oversize checks from the foundation at campaign events in the key early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, pausing his campaign rallies to donate to local veterans’ groups. David A. Fahrenthold, The Seattle Times, "Trump to shut down charity after lawsuit said he used it for personal and political benefit," 18 Dec. 2018 She was photographed wearing a Maison Kitsuné white collared shirt, Outland jeans, black suede J.Crew boots, and an oversize plaid blazer. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Sends Meghan Markle Specially-Made Pieces From Her Fashion Line," 11 Dec. 2018 David wore a tailored suit with skinny tie for the occasion, while Victoria wore an oversize blazer with a matching skinny pants and black stilettos. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Victoria Beckham Has Date Night with Brooklyn One Day After Twinning with David in Matching Suits," 27 June 2018 Maureen Boland sat in an oversize chair in her Philly living room. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "Mark your calendars: June 11 we Fill the Steps Against Gun Violence | Helen Ubiñas," 27 Apr. 2018 Marching oversize glass ants, created in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass, represent family members. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Welcome to Santo Poco! The Ladd Brothers Evoke Childhood Magic at Cristina Grajales Gallery," 29 Nov. 2018 For newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber, his grungy, Californian skateboarder aesthetic paired well with her Instagirl vibe (think lots of oversize coats, bike shorts, and more). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Fashion-Forward Couples Who Dominated 2018," 29 Nov. 2018 Ariana Grande has her oversize pullovers, Kate Middleton has her skirt suits, Meghan Markle has her panama hat, and Pippa Middleton? Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton's Love for Wrap Dresses Goes All the Way Back to 2007," 27 Aug. 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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