Meaning of excess

Definition of excess

(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"
(noun) a quantity much larger than is needed
immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
the state of being more than full
excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

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