Definition of oversized in English:


(also oversize)


  • Bigger than the usual size.

    ‘an oversized T-shirt’
    • ‘They were squatted all along the river bank with oversized pads of cartridge paper and soft dark pencils.’
    • ‘Large, oversized artworks also provide immediate impact, and a sense of individual character.’
    • ‘I pick up the oversized menu and clench it so tight I start to get a cramp in my thumb.’
    • ‘The mains arrived on big white plates, looking like oversized palates of paint with sauces vibrantly red.’
    • ‘He said oversized and illuminated signs were not appropriate in the area.’
    • ‘Avoid yanking on zippers or buckles, and don't force oversized or heavy objects inside.’
    • ‘If you think you are not voluptuous enough, then a belted coat with an oversized collar makes the waist look smaller.’
    • ‘Also wrong are giant paperclips, really big cutlery and oversized furniture.’
    • ‘That's the oversized mandalas he's speaking about, the ones he created in New York.’
    • ‘The little burg where I live often gets compared to an oversized country town, for a number of reasons.’
    • ‘Calling me back, she pointed to an oversized letter B on a pillar about a foot and a half away from where I was standing.’
    • ‘It's a pity that some researchers choose to turn their oversized skulls to such unworthy subjects.’
    • ‘There will always be something about a Merc that makes you want to wear platinum jewellery and oversized vests.’
    • ‘He was wearing an oversized leather jacket with enormous epaulets and was buying some Gouda.’
    • ‘Bring a chair and sit on it, then weep into an oversized handkerchief.’
    • ‘We have more oversized urns than anyone might consider at all rational.’
    • ‘Her fashion changed from designer jeans and colourful tops to black and oversized baggy clothes.’
    • ‘Consider purchasing an oversize sweater in good condition from a local thrift shop or rummage sale and cutting a new sweater from it.’
    • ‘When are you going to put them all in an oversized coffee table book, Ralph?’
    • ‘I am in search of a comfortable outside chair and an oversized fan.’
    large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagian
    well built, sturdily built, heavily built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, well muscled, robust, rugged, lusty, herculean, bulky, strapping, thickset, stocky, solid, hefty, meaty
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