oversize oversize  /ˌoʊ vər ˈsaɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) larger than normal for its kind

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The defense lawyer: Gerry Spence of Wyoming, a John Wayne wannabe whose trademark is an oversize Stetson atop poet-length silver locks.
  2. Concealing her blue eyes were a pair of oversize, Gucci-style sunglasses.
  3. TV's most philosophical entertainment--or most entertaining work of philosophy--piled on plot curlicues like the toppings on an oversize novelty sundae.

News

  1. NTSB: Driver felt 'crowded' before bridge collapse

    The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt "crowded" by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Washington: Driver in Bridge Collapse Felt Crowded

    The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse May 23 said he had felt crowded by a passing vehicle, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Driver of vehicle that triggered bridge collapse felt 'crowded'

    The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt "crowded" by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had less clearance, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "Warren Buffett is mainly known for his oversize, square-frame eyeglasses, which make him look like a dynamic visionary but are admittedly a bit harsh.," said Davis, 38, who says she is excited about her first foray into menswear. "To soften...
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Kristin Davis Source: South African Film News (press release)

  2. "We need to act because the local market and exports are changing," Mr Mooney said. "We are oversize for what we need in coming years and we have to protect our future in Australia."
    on Aug 25, 2005 By: Denny Mooney Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. The part of Josie, the rural giantess ("so oversize that she is almost a freak," O'Neill writes), is not a natural one for the fine-boned Ms. Best, but she makes it fit.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Eugene O’Neill Source: New York Times

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