What does overweight mean?

Definitions for overweightˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overweight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corpulence, overweight, stoutness, adiposis(adj)

    the property of excessive fatness

  2. fleshy, heavy, overweight(adj)

    usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

GCIDE

  1. Overweight(a.)

    Having a weight in excess of what is normal, proper, or expected; as, the doctor recommends dieting to all his overweight patients; overweight luggage will incur an extra charge.

Wiktionary

  1. overweight(Noun)

    An excess of weight.

  2. overweight(Noun)

    A security or class of securities in which one has a heavy concentration.

    Apple common stock is one of our overweights.

  3. overweight(Verb)

    To place excessive weight or emphasis on; to overestimate the importance of.

  4. overweight(Adjective)

    heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.

  5. overweight(Adjective)

    weighing more than what is allowed for safety or legal commerce

  6. overweight(Adjective)

    Having a portfolio relatively heavily invested in.

    Our portfolio is very overweight (in) Asian technology stocks.

Freebase

  1. Overweight

    Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is a common condition, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. Increases have been observed across all age groups. A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for the proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems, as thermal insulation, as shock absorption for sensitive areas, and as energy for future use. But the accumulation of too much storage fat can impair movement and flexibility, and can alter the appearance of the body.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Overweight

    A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrea Goldschmidt:

    For some people gaining only a few pounds could move them from the non-overweight to overweight range.

  2. Neil Azous:

    People are overweight defensives in general, and within that there is probably a very big overweight in utilities and staples.

  3. Dave Barry:

    Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

  4. Amy Ellen Schwartz:

    A year later, if you're looking at the girls, the ones that got the overweight notice are no trimmer, no less likely to be overweight, or ... no less likely to be obese.

  5. Sarah Lowe:

    An obese or overweight patient who presents to a cancer center may have been 50 pounds heavier four months ago, The fact that they are still overweight or obese may visually camouflage their compromised nutrition status, but they are still likely nutritionally depleted and at risk for continued significant weight loss.

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