Definitions for excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs(n.)

  1. the fact of exceeding something else in amount or degree:

    The package weighed in excess of fifty pounds.

  2. the amount or degree by which one thing exceeds another.

  3. an extreme or excessive amount or degree; superabundance.

  4. a going beyond what is regarded as customary or proper:

    to talk to excess.

  5. immoderate indulgence; intemperance in eating, drinking, etc.

  6. (adj.)more than or above what is necessary, usual, or specified; extra:

    excess profits.

  7. (v.t.)to dismiss, demote, transfer, or furlough (an employee), esp. as part of a mass layoff.

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Origin of excess:

1350–1400; ME < L excessus departure, digression

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(noun)

    a quantity much larger than is needed

  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinateness(noun)

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

  3. surfeit, excess, overabundance(noun)

    the state of being more than full

  4. overindulgence, excess(adj)

    excessive indulgence

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

  5. 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

  1. excess(noun)ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs

    a larger than necessary amount; = surplus

    an excess of fruit that would rot in the heat

  2. excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs

    too much

    to drink to excess

  3. excessɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs

    behavior involving doing too much of sth

    the excesses of youth

Wiktionary

  1. excess(Noun)

    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.

  2. excess(Noun)

    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.

  3. excess(Noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

  4. excess(Noun)

    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.

  5. excess(Noun)

    A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for the first part of any claim, in exchange for a lower premium.

  6. excess(Adjective)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

  7. Origin: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excess(noun)

    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

  2. Excess(noun)

    an undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation

  3. Excess(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excess' in Nouns Frequency: #2477

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excess' in Adjectives Frequency: #1000


Translations for excess

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

excess(noun)

the (act of) going beyond normal or suitable limits

He ate well, but not to excess.

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