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Definitions of excess

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a quantity much larger than is needed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the state of being more than full Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An undue amount; the amount by which one thing is more than another; surplus; intemperance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A going beyond what is usual or proper: intemperance: that which exceeds: the degree by which one thing exceeds another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Too much of anything; intemperance; that which exceeds; degree of exceeding; surplus. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. That which passes the due limit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Inordinate gratification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The amount by which one thing is greater than another; overplus. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. That which is beyond what is needed; superfluity; that which is beyond the common measure, proportion, or due quantity; superabundance; any transgression of due limits; undue indulgence; intemperance; that by which one number or quantity exceeds another. See Exceed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A passing or going beyond a certain measure or limit; more than enough; intemperance; difference between things unequal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. 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. excessus--exced[)e]re, excessum, to go beyond.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. (Usu. pl.) outrage; intemperance in eating or drinking; overstepping of due limits; fact of exceeding, esp. in e. of, more than; amount by which one exceeds another; e. fare on railway, payment due for travelling further or in higher class than ticket warrants; e. luggage (over the weight for free carriage); superabundance, extreme degree, (of cruelty &c.); exceeding of the proper amount or degree, esp. in, to, e. So excessive a., excessively adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] State of surpassing or going beyond limits; superfluity; superabundance;—transgression of due limits; indulgence of passion or appetite; violence intemperance; gluttony; dissipation; — degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder after subtraction. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. More than enough, superfluity; intemperance, unreasonable indulgence; transgression of due limits. Complete Dictionary

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