oversized oversized  /ˈoʊ vər ˌsaɪzd/


  • (adj) larger than normal for its kind



  1. A shy boy, he was often picked on in schoolyards, never realizing that one swat of his oversized hands could knock down his tormentors.
  2. Even the oversized telescope of General de Bono could find no massing of Ethiopians near Makale.
  3. The elegant clotheshorse wears the world's ugliest dress it looks like a giant banana split, with oversized marshmallows for triceps.


  1. New York Mets Captain Takes the 'Wright' Approach

    COMMENTARY | Though he doesn't sport an oversized baseball for a head, David Wright is Mr. Met. He was drafted by the Mets in 2001 and was named captain this year. He is, by far, the Mets' best position player and he holds many of the franchise's offensive records. He also signed an eight-year, $138 million contract last winter that made him the highest-paid player in team history.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Truck driver’s oversized load damages Coos River bridge

    COOS BAY — Police cited a truck driver Wednesday after he damaged a bridge by trying to cross the span with an oversized load. The Chandler Bridge over the Coos River was damaged in at least two places by the collision. Engineers from the state highway division inspected the bridge …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. Oversized truck crashes into Chandler Bridge

    An unsecured boom on oversized equipment struck two upper spans of the Chandler Bridge east of Coos Bay Wednesday, according to Oregon State Police. The 2005 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer l…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The World


  1. As Warren Buffett said in his 2010 Shareholders Letter: "CEOs and, in many cases, directors have long benefited from oversized financial carrots; some meaningful sticks now need to be part of their employment picture."
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Warren Buffett Source: Financial Times

  2. It was perfect film fodder and yesterday, Texas governor Rick Perry said: "Charlie Wilson led a life that was oversized even by Hollywood's standards."
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Rick Perry Source: Scottish Daily Record

  3. "There's a whole bunch of reasons why this bill is oversized and too burdensome on Minnesota taxpayers," Pawlenty said.
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

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