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, 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

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Overweightnoun

    Preponderance.

    Etymology: over and weight.

    Sinking into water is but an overweight of the body, in respect of the water. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

Wikipedia

  1. Overweight

    Being overweight or fat is having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is especially common where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. As of 2003, excess weight reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. In 2013, this increased to more than 2 billion. Increases have been observed across all age groups. A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems, as thermal insulation, as shock absorption for sensitive areas, and as energy for future use; however, the accumulation of too much storage fat can impair movement, flexibility, and alter the appearance of the body.

ChatGPT

  1. overweight

    Overweight generally refers to an excess amount of body weight that may come from muscle, bone, fat, and water. Specifically, it is defined as a condition where a person's weight is higher than what is considered healthy for their height, typically measured through the Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI between 25 and 29.9 usually indicates that a person is overweight.

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Ewan McGregor:

    Although I wear some padding for Ray to make him heavier, this scene had to justify that padding. It wouldn’t make sense for me to wear padding and not be fat when I got out of the bath. So when I got out of the bath, I was properly overweight for me.

  2. Robert Eckel:

    The other thing, age and being male, I think both of those two things have been recently and repeatedly validated by other studies. So, basically being above the age of 70 and being male with diabetes and being overweight or obese really had a major outcome on the outcome.

  3. Emmanuela Gakidou:

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

  4. Tom Bilyeu:

    If I’m overweight, I’m going to turn to someone who’s in shape and say, ‘What do you eat?’ we wanted the answer to that to be Quest.

  5. Shahzad Hasan:

    We still have a small overweight in Argentina but we have trimmed it a bit, macri has to negotiate with the holdouts... but he a lot of tailwinds behind him.

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