Definition of oversized in English:


(also oversize)


  • Bigger than the usual size.

    ‘an oversized T-shirt’
    • ‘It's a pity that some researchers choose to turn their oversized skulls to such unworthy subjects.’
    • ‘He was wearing an oversized leather jacket with enormous epaulets and was buying some Gouda.’
    • ‘The mains arrived on big white plates, looking like oversized palates of paint with sauces vibrantly red.’
    • ‘That's the oversized mandalas he's speaking about, the ones he created in New York.’
    • ‘He said oversized and illuminated signs were not appropriate in the area.’
    • ‘There will always be something about a Merc that makes you want to wear platinum jewellery and oversized vests.’
    • ‘We have more oversized urns than anyone might consider at all rational.’
    • ‘When are you going to put them all in an oversized coffee table book, Ralph?’
    • ‘Also wrong are giant paperclips, really big cutlery and oversized furniture.’
    • ‘I am in search of a comfortable outside chair and an oversized fan.’
    • ‘If you think you are not voluptuous enough, then a belted coat with an oversized collar makes the waist look smaller.’
    • ‘Avoid yanking on zippers or buckles, and don't force oversized or heavy objects inside.’
    • ‘The little burg where I live often gets compared to an oversized country town, for a number of reasons.’
    • ‘I pick up the oversized menu and clench it so tight I start to get a cramp in my thumb.’
    • ‘Bring a chair and sit on it, then weep into an oversized handkerchief.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Large, oversized artworks also provide immediate impact, and a sense of individual character.’
    • ‘They were squatted all along the river bank with oversized pads of cartridge paper and soft dark pencils.’
    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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