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

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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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How to say overweight in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Julia Kloeckner:

    About 15 percent of our children and young people are overweight, about 17 billion euros ($8.5 billion) of healthcare costs are generated annually by diet-related illnesses.

  3. Lewis Howes:

    Staying physically in shape helps with mental capacity and allows me to make better decisions, if I wasn’t taking care of my physical health, I’d be slower, I’d need more caffeine, and I’d be more cranky toward employees or teammates. Who cares if our business is thriving if we’re 300 pounds overweight or we have a heart attack at 35?

  4. Dave Barry:

    Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

  5. Andrea Goldschmidt:

    For some people gaining only a few pounds could move them from the non-overweight to overweight range.

Images & Illustrations of overweight

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