Definitions for overweightˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•weightˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪt(adj.; n.; v.)

  1. weighing more than is allowed or considered normal, proper, or healthful.

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  2. (n.)weight above what law or regulation allows:

    baggage overweight.

  3. weight in excess of what is considered normal, proper, or healthful.

  4. (v.t.)to weight excessively.

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  5. to give too much emphasis to.

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Origin of overweight:

1545–55

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overweight(adjective)ˌoʊvɚwˈeɪt

    (of a person) too heavy

    overweight teenagers; The doctor told her she was overweight.

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".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

overweight(adjective)

too heavy; too fat

If I eat too much I soon get overweight.

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