What does obese mean?

Definitions for obeseoʊˈbis

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corpulent, obese, weighty, rotund(adj)

    excessively fat

    "a weighty man"


  1. obese(Adjective)

    Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.

  2. Origin: obesus, derived from obedere, from ob + edere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obese(adj)

    excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy

  2. Origin: [L. obesus eaten away, lean; also, that has eaten itself fat, fat, stout, p. p. of obedere to devour; ob (see Ob-) + edere to eat. See Eat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obese

    ō-bēs′, adj. fat: fleshy.—ns. Obese′ness, Obes′ity, fatness: abnormal fatness. [L. obesusob, up, edĕre, esum, to eat.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obese in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emmanuela Gakidou:

    One third of the world is either overweight or obese right now.

  2. Jeremy Nicholson:

    Obese people need hip and knee replacement much earlier in their lives.

  3. Temo Waqanivalu:

    Up to 95% of the adult population are overweight or obese in some countries.

  4. Simon Taylor-Robinson:

    Many women are obese – so it is a matter of reducing weight and eating sensibly.

  5. Jacob Sand:

    If you consider the obese disabled, all of a sudden it triggers certain protections for employees.

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