What does overweight mean?

Definitions for overweightˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪt

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

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


  1. Overweight(a.)

    Having a weight in excess of what is normal, proper, or expected; as, the doctor recommends dieting to all his overweight patients; overweight luggage will incur an extra charge.


  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.


  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".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shane Norris:

    Being overweight is seen as a positive thing.

  2. Laird Landmann:

    If you're overweight, you're going to get hammered.

  3. Emmanuela Gakidou:

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

  4. Temo Waqanivalu:

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

  5. Javier Murcio:

    If we see an improvement in the macro conditions, then we will go more overweight.

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