Definitions

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  • adj. excessively filled; filled to overflowing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too full; filled to overflowing; excessively full; surfeited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Too full; hence, too much occupied.

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

  • adj. exceeding demand

Etymologies

over- +‎ full (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If anything, Ogletree and Tribe should have been overfull with joy in the simple fact that they had hung on to their Harvard jobs.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • This one would earnestly probe the creation of detention centers for accused individuals to save them the horror of rotting, forgotten by authorities, in another overfull cell.

    Patrick Galey: Judge Lebanon by Entering Its Prisons

  • In the words of Harold Hutchison, in Edward II: The Pliant King 1971 his reign was "overfull of failures, jealousies and tragedies", not least the tragedy that befell him when his scheming wife, Isabella of France, had him tortured, suffocated, and finished off with a red hot poker inserted into his bowels.

    Great dynasties of the world: The Plantagenets

  • The house concert (Sunday 3/15 @ 7pm) is overfull!

    Tew's Day!

  • It was a good thing that Grandfather did not come, for the pews were overfull and he would have had nowhere to sit.

    Exit the Actress

  • A steady stream of royal staff carried beds, toys, rugs, tables, mirrors, and even a silver bath-tub to the overfull vehicles.

    Exit the Actress

  • An overfull zit, rocketing itself onto the surface of a mirror.

    The Genius

  •  We moved to a cot in the corner next to the old armoire that was overfull with clothes.

    Heroic

  • He tried not to look down at the overfull teapot, knowing that peeking was the quickest path to spilling.

    The Lost Children

  • When I step back, I often realize her rebellion is because her pre-k and home life are overstructured and overfull.

    Rebel Angel | Her Bad Mother

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