[oh-ver-foo l]


excessively full: The auditorium was overfull.

Origin of overfull

before 1000; Middle English; Old English oferfull. See over-, full1
Related formso·ver·full·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for overfull

Historical Examples of overfull

  • The college is overfull at present, and yet no girls wish to use the attics.

  • My brains are soaked like an overfull sponge: they can contain no more this morning.

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

  • While it might be but a fancy, that was no way to help a man who was overfull of them.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • The question had caught her at a moment when her mouth was overfull of fried plaice and potatoes.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for overfull



excessively full; overflowing
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