Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Too full; hence, too much occupied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective excessively filled; filled to overflowing

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

  • adjective exceeding demand

Etymologies

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over- +‎ full

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tew's Day!

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