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[adjective oh-ver-sahyz; noun oh-ver-sahyz] /adjective ˈoʊ vərˈsaɪz; noun ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪz/
adjective, Also, oversized
of excessive size; unusually large:
an oversize cigar.
of a size larger than is necessary or required.
something that is oversize; an oversize article or object.
a size larger than the proper or usual size.
Origin of oversize
First recorded in 1605-15; over- + size1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Just cut a hole in it with the oversize can opener you'll find in the tool box.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • It is preferable however to remove the oversize by means of screens at the pit.

  • Not that Bill was clumsy at all, although he thought he was, as most men do who belong in the oversize class.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • He had large, red hands that were fitted with oversize knuckles.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Nothing was missing in this setup—synthetic blood, two hearts, oversize kidneys.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for oversize


adjective (ˌəʊvəˈsaɪz)
Also oversized. larger than the usual size
noun (ˈəʊvəˌsaɪz)
a size larger than the usual or proper size
something that is oversize
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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