Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun an unusually large garment size
  • adjective of an unusually large size
  • verb to exceed in size

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

  • adjective larger than normal for its kind
  • noun an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)

Etymologies

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From out- +‎ size.

Examples

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

    Saudi prince is behind disputed L.A. mega-mansion

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

    Saudi prince is behind disputed L.A. mega-mansion

  • "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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  • "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."

    NYT > Home Page

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

    Filmcritic.com Movie Reviews

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

    Filmcritic.com Movie Reviews

  • 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.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • 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.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • 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.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • 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.

    chicagotribune.com - News

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