Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Excessive measure; surplus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive measure; the excess beyond true or proper measure; surplus.
  • transitive v. To measure or estimate too largely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To measure or estimate too largely.
  • n. Excess of measure; something that exceeds the measure proposed.

Etymologies

over- +‎ measure (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was Stamatis as a toddler, with the same gnarled face, the same stoop, the same overmeasure of aural hair, reaching up to the kitchen table and taking a dried pea from a wooden bowl.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • If any one thinks this is overmeasure of praise, let him look at the “Letter H” school, now become a type, and see what he thinks of it.

    XIII. Justice to the Boy

  • How can you preach fasting, you, who wish to deluge me with such an overmeasure of sorrow?

    Invisible Links

  • If any one thinks this is overmeasure of praise, let him look at the "Letter H" school, now become a type, and see what he thinks of it.

    The Battle with the Slum

  • Then fell there joy and bliss in overmeasure that night upon both palaces of the Canal Grande.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • "Not this rock only; his omnipresence fills," was "peculiar as having a distinct syllable of overmeasure."

    Among My Books Second Series

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