Definition of outsize in English:


(also outsized)


  • Exceptionally large.

    • ‘What got most of the attention though was his large mouth and exceptionally outsized front teeth.’
    • ‘He holds back huge multi-pointed leaves to reveal plants thick with buds and outsized aubergines, the size of a well-blown up football.’
    • ‘The entrance is marked by the word ‘mediatheque’ printed in playful outsized letters on the sliding doors.’
    • ‘Indeed, we suspect gold is likely to grab an outsized share of the immediate future, thanks to the substantial pressures weighing on the US Dollar.’
    • ‘The craft could carry 2000 pounds of cargo but it certainly would not be capable of hauling outsized equipment such as spare engines.’
    • ‘Like opera itself, the novel is outsized and outrageous, with evil curses, nervous breakdowns, and overwhelming arias.’
    • ‘I'm skeptical that there aren't equally outsized egos in the graphic design community, up and down the ladder of experience.’
    • ‘On one, a farmhouse is enclosed by a wildly outsized path.’
    • ‘Her brown boots with their outsized 12 cm heels are just too cool for her to worry about details like being able to walk without teetering.’
    • ‘A larger frame woman would be more flattered by muted plaid, and no one really looks terrific in a completely outsized plaid.’
    • ‘Even so, it would take nothing less than Babe Ruth's outsized personality and equally enormous home runs to let baseball fans believe again.’
    • ‘Over time, the imperial tented bed became an outsized symbol of the Empire style's most recognizable design.’
    • ‘Since so many environmentalists think this way they tend to have an outsized influence on framing how environmental issues get debated.’
    • ‘The men worked extra shifts when malfunctions occurred: heavy machine parts and outsized tools had to be moved.’
    • ‘Information is collected routinely on purchases of outsized clothing, or of slimming products.’
    • ‘Everything about going to the movies today is outsized, except the size of the screening room you end up in.’
    • ‘Eventually, they came up with three clickable buttons that are centered beneath an outsized, horizontal LCD screen.’
    • ‘In the process, he's increasing the already outsized power of his tiny state in high-profile corporate transactions.’
    • ‘You open another and come across a giant animatronic cat, trying to catch an equally outsized mouse.’
    • ‘To be able to lift their outsized jaws, the assassins evolved elongated necks, giving the spiders a unique ability to strike from a distance.’
    huge, oversized, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, monumental, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
    very large, big, massive, fat, corpulent, gross, obese, overweight, stout, fleshy, heavy, plump, portly, chubby, rotund, podgy, roly-poly, paunchy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, ample, well upholstered, broad in the beam, bulky, bloated, flabby, falstaffian
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  • An exceptionally large person or thing, especially a garment made to measurements larger than the standard.