What does overweight mean?

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

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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".

How to pronounce overweight?

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How to say overweight in sign language?

  1. overweight


  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. Samantha Heller:

    Unfortunately, although coffee contains compounds that have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties, drinking a few cups of coffee a day can not undo the systematic damage that is the result of being overweight or obese, sedentary, excessive alcohol consumption or drastically mitigate an unhealthy diet.

  2. Roxanne Sukol:

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

  3. Jennifer Kraschnewski:

    This may be due to a variety of reasons, including physician discomfort with providing counseling, less time available due to increased other patient conditions or even a greater acceptance of higher rates of obesity, we know that if physicians simply tell their patients they are overweight, they are more likely to be successful in their weight loss efforts. Therefore, it's critical we find a way to help reverse these trends.

  4. Chief Executive Gavin Patterson:

    If we compare how we manage the business with our peers, we're frankly too complex and overweight. This is a big deal.

  5. Mark Mattson:

    We published two studies with Dr. Michelle Harvie at the University of Manchester ; each included 100 overweight women, and the design of both studies was the same, we divided them into two groups ; one group got the 5:2 diet ; the other group had three meals per day but we reduced the amount of calories by 20 % to 25 % below what they normally eat -- so that the weekly calorie intake of both groups would be the same.

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