What does excess mean?

Definitions for excess
ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛsex·cess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimietynoun

    a quantity much larger than is needed

  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinatenessnoun

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

  3. surfeit, excess, overabundancenoun

    the state of being more than full

  4. overindulgence, excessadjective

    excessive indulgence

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

  5. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    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. excessnoun

    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. excessnoun

    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. excessnoun

    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. excessnoun

    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. excessnoun

    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. excessadjective

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excessnoun

    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. Excessnoun

    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. Excessnoun

    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

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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. Chief Egunwale Amusan:

    Before this highway was built, this was a one-way rail system. The witness said that his grandfather took him up to the tracks and told him that during the massacre they brought in rail flats right here where this road goes down the middle of Oaklawn Cemetery, they built a trench, they dug a trench and dumped bodies down into the trenches, he said there had to have been an excess of 300 bodies in that one location alone.

  2. Seema Kumar:

    Parents and doctors should encourage healthy eating and active lifestyle in all patients with ADHD, additionally, weight monitoring should be incorporated as part of routine care of all patients with ADHD so that excess weight can be detected early and that efforts to prevent further weight gain can be instituted in a timely fashion.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    The President and The President men plot on. The danger persists. The risk is real. Our democracy is at peril, but we are not without a remedy prescribed by the founders for just these circumstances. Impeachment. The only question is will we use it or have we fallen prey to another evil that the founders forewarned, the excess of factualism, the elevation of party over country.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

  5. Grant Taber:

    Having a very, very strong balance sheet is wise, but we're beyond wisdom and into excess capital.

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