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oversize

[adjective oh-ver-sahyz; noun oh-ver-sahyz] /adjective ˈoʊ vərˈsaɪz; noun ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪz/
adjective, Also, oversized
1.
of excessive size; unusually large:
an oversize cigar.
2.
of a size larger than is necessary or required.
noun
3.
something that is oversize; an oversize article or object.
4.
a size larger than the proper or usual size.
Origin of oversize
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; over- + size1
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  • It is preferable however to remove the oversize by means of screens at the pit.

  • Just cut a hole in it with the oversize can-opener you'll find in the tool box.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • He had large, red hands that were fitted with oversize knuckles.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • I knew she was oversize, but she now appeared a fair match for Falstaff.

  • The professor indicated an arrangement like an oversize drawing board.

    The Time Mirror Clark South
British Dictionary definitions for oversize

oversize

adjective (ˌəʊvəˈsaɪz)
1.
Also oversized. larger than the usual size
noun (ˈəʊvəˌsaɪz)
2.
a size larger than the usual or proper size
3.
something that is oversize
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