What does surfeit mean?

Definitions for surfeit
ˈsɜr fɪtsur·feit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surfeit, excess, overabundancenoun

    the state of being more than full

  2. glut, oversupply, surfeitnoun

    the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall

  3. repletion, surfeitverb

    eating until excessively full

  4. surfeit, cloyverb

    supply or feed to surfeit

  5. surfeitverb

    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety

Wiktionary

  1. surfeitnoun

    An excessive amount of something.

    A surfeit of wheat is driving down the price.

  2. surfeitnoun

    Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating.

  3. surfeitnoun

    A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence.

    King Henry I is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys.

  4. surfeitverb

    To fill to excess.

  5. surfeitverb

    To feed someone to excess.

    She surfeited her children on sweets.

  6. surfeitverb

    To overeat or feed to excess.

  7. surfeitverb

    To sicken from overindulgence.

Wikipedia

  1. Surfeit

    Surfeit is a human gene cluster that consists of a group of very tightly linked genes on chromosome 9 that do not share sequence similarity. Genes in this cluster are numbered 1 through 6: SURF1, SURF2, SURF3, SURF4, SURF5, and SURF6.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surfeitnoun

    excess in eating and drinking

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  2. Surfeitnoun

    fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned often by excessive eating and drinking

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  3. Surfeitnoun

    disgust caused by excess; satiety

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  4. Surfeitverb

    to load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  5. Surfeitverb

    to indulge to satiety in any gratification

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  6. Surfeitverb

    to feed so as to oppress the stomach and derange the function of the system; to overfeed, and produce satiety, sickness, or uneasiness; -- often reflexive; as, to surfeit one's self with sweets

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

  7. Surfeitverb

    to fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments

    Etymology: [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.]

Freebase

  1. Surfeit

    Surfeit is a human gene cluster that consists of a group of very tightly linked genes on chromosome 9 that do not share sequence similarity. Genes in this cluster are numbered 1 through 6: SURF1, SURF2, SURF3, SURF4, SURF5, and SURF6.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surfeit

    sur′fit, v.t. to fill to satiety and disgust.—n. excess in eating and drinking: sickness or satiety caused by overfullness.—ns. Sur′feiter (Shak.), one who surfeits, a glutton; Sur′feiting, eating overmuch: gluttony. [O. Fr. surfait, excess, sorfaire, to augment—L. super, above, facĕre, to make.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfeit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfeit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • تخمةArabic
  • excesoSpanish
  • excèsFrench
  • sazietà, eccesso, scorpacciata, abbuffata, sovrabbondanzaItalian
  • перееда́ть, изли́шек, перека́рмливать, изли́шество, объе́сться, избы́ток, перекорми́ть, перепо́лнить, обжо́рство, неуме́ренность, объеда́ться, перее́сть, переполня́тьRussian

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