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Excess meaning

excess - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Too much of anything; intemperance; that which exceeds; degree of exceeding; surplus.

excess - examples of usage

  1. The place, as I said before, was choke full, just to excess, so that ane could scarcely breathe.
  2. They do not drink to excess, they are not more given to swearing than others, they are equally honest, and are not of ill- repute. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. At the bottom of the table there was of course slight excess. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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