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noun over·weight \ˈō-vər-ˌwāt, sense 2 is usually ˌō-vər-ˈwāt\

Definition of overweight

  1. 1 :  weight over and above what is required or allowed

  2. 2 :  excessive or burdensome weight

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First Known Use of overweight

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verb over·weight \ˌō-vər-ˈwāt\

Definition of overweight

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give too much weight or consideration to

  3. 2 :  to weight excessively

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First Known Use of overweight

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adjective over·weight \ˌō-vər-ˈwāt\

Definition of overweight

  1. :  exceeding expected, normal, or proper weight; especially :  exceeding the bodily weight normal for one's age, height, and build

Examples of overweight in a Sentence

  1. He looked to be at least 20 pounds overweight.

  2. an overweight person who had difficulty running even a short distance

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First Known Use of overweight

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OVERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective over·weight \ˌō-vər-ˈwāt\

Definition of overweight for English Language Learners

  • : weighing more than the normal or expected amount : too heavy


OVERWEIGHT Defined for Kids

overweight

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adjective over·weight \ˌō-vər-ˈwāt\

Definition of overweight for Students

  1. :  weighing more than is normal, necessary, or allowed an overweight suitcase


Medical Dictionary

overweight

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adjective over·weight \-ˈwāt\

Medical Definition of overweight

  1. :  weighing in excess of the normal for one's age, height, and build overweight adolescents overweight adults typically have a body mass index of 25 to 29.9

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