overdue

[ oh-ver-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdu, -ˈdyu /

adjective

past due, as a delayed train or a bill not paid by the assigned date; late: two overdue library books.
too long awaited; needed or expected for some time: Improvements in our highway system are long overdue.
more than sufficiently advanced, mature, or ready: That country is overdue for industrial development.

Nearby words

  1. overdrawn,
  2. overdress,
  3. overdressed,
  4. overdrive,
  5. overdub,
  6. overdye,
  7. overeager,
  8. overeat,
  9. overegg,
  10. overelaborate

Origin of overdue

First recorded in 1835–45; over- + due

Related formso·ver·due·ness, noun

Can be confusedoverdo overdue

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British Dictionary definitions for overdue

overdue

/ (ˌəʊvəˈdjuː) /

adjective

past the time specified, required, or preferred for arrival, occurrence, payment, etc
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Word Origin and History for overdue

overdue

adj.

"past the due date," 1845 of bills, 1890 of library books, 1970 of menstrual periods, from over- + due (adj.).

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