Definitions for excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•cessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs(n.)
the fact of exceeding something else in amount or degree:
The package weighed in excess of fifty pounds.
the amount or degree by which one thing exceeds another.
an extreme or excessive amount or degree; superabundance.
a going beyond what is regarded as customary or proper:
to talk to excess.
immoderate indulgence; intemperance in eating, drinking, etc.
(adj.)more than or above what is necessary, usual, or specified; extra:
(v.t.)to dismiss, demote, transfer, or furlough (an employee), esp. as part of a mass layoff.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of excess:
1350–1400; ME < L excessus departure, digression
excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(noun)
a quantity much larger than is needed
excess, excessiveness, inordinateness(noun)
immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
surfeit, excess, overabundance(noun)
the state of being more than full
"the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)
more than is needed, desired, or required
"trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
excess(noun)ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs
a larger than necessary amount; = surplus
an excess of fruit that would rot in the heat
excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs
to drink to excess
excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs
behavior involving doing too much of sth
the excesses of youth
The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.
An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.
A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for the first part of any claim, in exchange for a lower premium.
More than is normal, necessary or specified
Origin: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.
the state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light
an undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation
the degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other
Translations for excess
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the (act of) going beyond normal or suitable limits
He ate well, but not to excess.
- te veelAfrikaans
- excessoPortuguese (BR)
- til overmål; for megetDanish
- υπερβολή, υπέρβασηGreek
- زیاده روی؛ افراطFarsi
- יוֹתֶר מִדָיHebrew
- बहुत अधिकHindi
- prekomjerno, preobilnoCroatian
- viršijimas, nesaikingumasLithuanian
- overmål; utskeielse, utsvevelseNorwegian
- زیاده روی؛ افراطPersian
- پريمانى، ډيروالى، زياتى، تيرى، افراط، شته منىPashto
- överdrift, omåttlighetSwedish
- 無節制Chinese (Trad.)
- надлишок, надмірUkrainian
- sự quá mứcVietnamese
- 无节制Chinese (Simp.)
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