August 29, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
overdue /ˌoʊvɚˈduː/ adjective
overdue
/ˌoʊvɚˈduː/
adjective
Waiting for an overdue train
Waiting for an overdue train
Learner's definition of OVERDUE

1 : not paid at an expected or required time

  • She reminded him that the rent was overdue.

  • He has many overdue bills.

2 : not appearing or presented by a stated, expected, or required time

  • The train is 10 minutes overdue.

  • Her baby is overdue by one week. [=her baby has not been born yet and it is a week since its birth was expected]

  • an overdue library book

3 — used to say that something should have happened or been done before now

  • His promotion is long overdue. = He is long overdue for a promotion. [=he should have been given a promotion by now]

  • Repairs on that building are long overdue.

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