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Definition of "overweight" []

  • Weighing more than is normal, necessary, or allowed, especially having more body weight than is considered normal or healthy for one's age or build. (adjective)
  • More weight than is normal, necessary, or allowed. (noun)
  • Greater weight or importance; preponderance. (noun)
  • To weigh down too heavily; overload. (verb-transitive)
  • To give too much emphasis, importance, or consideration to. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overweight" in a sentence
  • ""I don't know that I'm a good fit for the Food Network," she says, "but I'm a good fit, I feel like, for what I call the overweight community - which I still feel a part of.""
  • "Probably much of what we dislike in men who reject women because they're overweight is that they treat it like a deal-breaker: they refuse to even GET TO KNOW a woman, or talk to her, just because of how she looks."
  • "You bore the brunt of my frustration with the fact that every time a post about fat-shaming gets put up on Feministing, somebody has to come in and say, "But being overweight is unhealthy!""