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Definitions for overweight
ˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪtover·weight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corpulence, overweight, stoutness, adiposisadjective

    the property of excessive fatness

  2. fleshy, heavy, overweightadjective

    usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it


  1. Overweightadjective

    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. overweightnoun

    An excess of weight.

  2. overweightnoun

    A security or class of securities in which one has a heavy concentration.

    Apple common stock is one of our overweights.

  3. overweightverb

    To place excessive weight or emphasis on; to overestimate the importance of.

  4. overweightadjective

    heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.

  5. overweightadjective

    weighing more than what is allowed for safety or legal commerce

  6. overweightadjective

    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".

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  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

Examples of overweight in a Sentence

  1. Shane Norris:

    Being overweight is seen as a positive thing.

  2. Anita Kozyrskyj:

    The Results suggest that gut microbiota were the culprit in the association between disinfectant use and the overweight.

  3. Brad McMillan:

    As an industry, we are looking at a potentially very significant political disruption this year, and I think there's a risk factor that has to be compensated for, it wouldn't be an area I would overweight.

  4. James Micro:

    I would not be overweight in small caps right now because the risks are too high relative to large caps, that's eventually going to change and they could have a spectacular run, but this year at least the index overall is not attractive from a risk standpoint.

  5. Roxanne Sukol:

    Two-thirds of us are overweight or obese, fifty percent of Americans have either diabetes or prediabetes by age 65 now.

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