Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unusual size, especially a very large size.
  • n. A garment of unusual size.
  • adj. Unusually large, weighty, or extensive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an unusually large garment size
  • adj. of an unusually large size
  • v. to exceed in size

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. larger than normal for its kind
  • n. an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)

Etymologies

From out- +‎ size. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They do horrible things on the ridgeline, Karsh said, referring to outsize mansions built in the hills.

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  • "Everybody says that Ennahda is backed by money from the Arabian gulf," said Ahmed Ibrahim, the founder of the liberal Democratic Modernist Pole coalition, calling the outsize influence of foreign money a threat to Tunisia's "fragile democracy."

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  • When the film finds itself inside Ken Adam's ingenious sets -- which recall his outsize designs from

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  • The groups also plan to pump millions of dollars into aldermanic races, even though new state limits on contributions could dampen those efforts and prevent the kind of outsize campaign-financing effort run by unions four years ago as they tried to block the expansion of Wal-Mart in the city.

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  • It's easy to imagine Frank Luntz -- the baby-faced Republican wordsmith and marketing guru -- as a kind of outsize trickster in a political fairy tale.

    Democratic Strategist

  • This year it will probably be harder to achieve the kind of outsize returns enjoyed by Mr. Paulson in 2007 and Mr. Tepper in 2009, given the recent run-up in both stocks and bonds.

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  • If I'd ever thought about it, I vaguely imagined Anju to be living the kind of outsize life lived by women in her stories - full of dashing, occasionally cruel, handsome young men who mastered stallions and were complete boors in love.

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  • As he rightly points out, any San Franciscan knows that buildings this "outsize" would still be causing activists 300 years from now to "have fits about them."

    SFist

  • You could watch them deliberately plunk out just about any tune like some kind of outsize music box, and the bare mechanics of the whole affair were as honest as they were tacky.

    Gizmodo

  • Apple will design its own tablet Mac chips - Filed under: Hardware, Rumors, Apple Rumors have been crisscrossing the Internet about actions by Apple that point tellingly to the advent of an Apple table t, or some kind of outsize iPod touch.

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