over·​weigh ˌō-vər-ˈwā How to pronounce overweigh (audio)
overweighed; overweighing; overweighs

transitive verb

: to exceed in weight

Examples of overweigh in a Sentence

proper food and sleep should overweigh all-night partying in your priorities
Recent Examples on the Web Don’t overweigh anecdotal evidence, Yang advises. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2022 Most media polls overweigh Democrats. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 2 Mar. 2021 While many pollsters overweigh Democrats, Zogby keeps them even with Republicans at 36% and independents at 28%. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 10 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overweigh was in the 13th century

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“Overweigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overweigh. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


over·​weigh ˌō-vər-ˈwā How to pronounce overweigh (audio)
: to weigh more than : overbalance
it overweighed other considerations
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