Dictionary.com

oversupply

[ noun oh-ver-suh-plahy; verb oh-ver-suh-plahy ]
/ noun ˈoʊ vər səˌplaɪ; verb ˌoʊ vər səˈplaɪ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: oversupply / oversupplied / oversupplying on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural o·ver·sup·plies.

an excessive supply.

verb (used with object), o·ver·sup·plied, o·ver·sup·ply·ing.

to supply in excess.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of oversupply

First recorded in 1825–35; over- + supply1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for oversupply

British Dictionary definitions for oversupply

oversupply
/ (ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ) /

noun

the supply of too much or too many

verb (ˌəʊvəˈsəplaɪ) -plies, -plying or -plied

(tr) to supply too much (material, etc) or too many (goods, people, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK