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

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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. Steve Palmer:

    It's time that we start talking about this and start offering to help. And if nothing else, providing a conversation that you can stay sober in the restaurant business. You're not doomed to a life of excess just because you want to be in hospitality.

  2. Cicero:

    Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

  3. Tony Nunan:

    To replace Iranian oil it makes sense to go for a sour grade such as Mars and Green Canyon. The problem is these grades are also needed in the U.S. and it is the very light sweet grades that are in excess.

  4. Pedro Alsonso:

    Our estimates are that depending on the level of service disruption (due to COVID-19) ... there could be an excess of malaria deaths of somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000 in sub-Saharan Africa, most of them in young children, it’s very likely that excess malaria mortality is larger than the direct COVID mortality.

  5. Sharaf Luqman:

    We've sent a message, with a single Scud, to the Saudi-Zionist enemy so it understands what to expect as a result of its excess and arrogance.

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