Meaning of overdue

o•ver•due

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-d', -dy'), [key]
— adj.
  1. past due, as a delayed train or a bill not paid by the assigned date; late: two overdue library books.
  2. too long awaited; needed or expected for some time: Improvements in our highway system are long overdue.
  3. more than sufficiently advanced, mature, or ready: That country is overdue for industrial development.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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