What does excess mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term excess:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(noun)

    a quantity much larger than is needed

  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinateness(noun)

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

  3. surfeit, excess, overabundance(noun)

    the state of being more than full

  4. overindulgence, excess(adj)

    excessive indulgence

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

  5. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

Wiktionary

  1. excess(Noun)

    The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.

  2. excess(Noun)

    The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.

  3. excess(Noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

  4. excess(Noun)

    Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

  5. excess(Noun)

    A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for the first part of any claim, in exchange for a lower premium.

  6. excess(Adjective)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

  7. Origin: From exces, from excessus, from excedere, excessum. See exceed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excess(noun)

    the state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light

  2. Excess(noun)

    an undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation

  3. Excess(noun)

    the degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other

  4. Origin: [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. excs. See Exceed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excess

    ek-ses′, n. a going beyond what is usual or proper: intemperance: that which exceeds: the degree by which one thing exceeds another.—adj. Exces′sive, beyond what is right and proper: immoderate: violent.—adv. Exces′sively.—n. Exces′siveness.—Carry to excess, to do too much. [L. excessusexcedĕre, excessum, to go beyond.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excess' in Nouns Frequency: #2477

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excess' in Adjectives Frequency: #1000

How to pronounce excess?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say excess in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excess in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of excess in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    In charity there is no excess.

  2. Anfavea President Luiz Moan:

    Automakers clearly have an excess of labor.

  3. Charles Churchill:

    The best things carried to excess are wrong.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

  5. John Selden:

    It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.

Images & Illustrations of excess

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