Associations to the word «Excess»


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.
EXCESS, noun. The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder.
EXCESS, noun. An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
EXCESS, noun. (geometry) 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.
EXCESS, noun. (British) (insurance) A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for a part of the claim.
EXCESS, adjective. More than is normal, necessary or specified.
EXCESS, verb. (US) (transitive) To declare (an employee) surplus to requirements, such that he or she might not be given work.
EXCESS BAGGAGE, noun. (literally travel) Luggage which exceeds the allowable size or weight (as for an airline flight or train trip), and for which an extra fee must therefore be paid.
EXCESS BAGGAGE, noun. (idiomatic) Something or someone not needed or not wanted; something or someone of little use or importance; something or someone considered burdensome.
EXCESS BAGGAGE, noun. (idiomatic) A dubious or unhelpful mental outlook, emotional disposition, or personal history.
EXCESS RETURN, noun. (business) (economics) An excess return is the return that exceeds the risk-free return.

Dictionary definition

EXCESS, noun. A quantity much larger than is needed.
EXCESS, noun. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits.
EXCESS, noun. The state of being more than full.
EXCESS, noun. Excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence".
EXCESS, adjective. 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".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King