What does excess mean?

Definitions for excess
ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛsex·cess

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

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"

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.

    Etymology: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

  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.

    Etymology: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

  3. excess(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

  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.

    Etymology: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

  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.

    Etymology: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

  6. excess(Adjective)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. excs. See Exceed.]

  2. Excess(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. excs. See Exceed.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. excs. See Exceed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excess

    ek-ses′, n. a going beyond what is usual or proper: intemperance: that which exceeds: the degree by which one thing exceeds another.—adj. Exces′sive, beyond what is right and proper: immoderate: violent.—adv. Exces′sively.—n. Exces′siveness.—Carry to excess, to do too much. [L. excessusexcedĕre, excessum, to go beyond.]

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

How to pronounce excess?

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How to say excess in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excess in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of excess in a Sentence

  1. Sheikh Ali:

    Tomorrow if the price of oil goes down to $ 20 I would not be surprised, you don't take excess oil away very quickly. It was true in the 1980s, now it's even worse.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Success is not a process of accumulating wealth, building mass relationship or collecting things in excess, but developing, excelling, fostering and growing the happiness for self and others without recess to treat it as the life's progress.

  3. Seema Kumar:

    Sleep difficulties, often present in children with ADHD, may also lead to excess weight gain due to a combination of behavioral and hormonal factors, our finding of sex-specific differences in the association between ADHD and obesity may be related to some extent to unique differences in the subtypes of ADHD seen in females compared to males.

  4. Amir Ghaferi:

    There’s always a concern about weight regain over time so it’s good to see 50 percent of excess (BMI) was kept off at 10 years.

  5. Najib Balala:

    The high salt levels led to dehydration that triggers thirst mechanism, resulting in excess water intake of the saline water that further exacerbates the problem.

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