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ˌoʊ vərˈdu, -ˈdyuover·due

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquent, overdueadjective

    past due; not paid at the scheduled time

    "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"


  1. overdueadjective

    Due and more than due; delayed beyond the proper time of arrival, payment, return, etc.; as, an overdue vessel; an overdue note; a book overdue at the library; an overdue payment.


  1. overdueadjective

    Late; especially, past a deadline or too late to fulfill a need.


  1. overdue

    Overdue refers to something that has not been done, paid, or fulfilled by the expected time or deadline. It can also refer to something that has been delayed or postponed for too long and should have happened by now.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overdue

    ō-vėr-dū′, adj. due beyond the time: unpaid at the right time.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of overdue in a Sentence

  1. Thitinan Pongsudhirak:

    This is a kind of party Thai politics has not seen before in the past. It's radical, welfare-minded and pro-business, it's a turning point and overdue because Thai politics has for more than the past three decades been dominated by the same old faces of politicians.

  2. James Risch:

    We remain committed to doing what we can to save lives, while acknowledging that humanitarian assistance is just a Band-Aid, a political solution is long overdue. The United States stands with the Syrian people.

  3. Neal Sher:

    Fort Hood has long been a source of pride for all Texans, and though long overdue, this is welcome news for the wounded, the families of the fallen, and the entire community who all continue to heal from this unspeakable tragedy.

  4. Dave Karger:

    There are cases when a particular actor is seen as overdue, and this year it's definitely Leonardo DiCaprio, what is great is that he is going to win for the right performance.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I like the #MeToo movement; it's way overdue, it doesn’t mean I agree with everything. I still have some questions about some of the decisions that have been made.

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