Definitions of excess

  1. excessive indulgence; " the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
  2. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
  3. a quantity much larger than is needed
  4. the state of being more than full
  5. 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.
  6. An undue amount; the amount by which one thing is more than another; surplus; intemperance.
  7. Too much of anything; intemperance; that which exceeds; degree of exceeding; surplus.
  8. That which passes the due limit.
  9. Inordinate gratification.
  10. The amount by which one thing is greater than another; overplus.
  11. That which is beyond what is needed; superfluity; that which is beyond the common measure, proportion, or due quantity; superabundance; any transgression of due limits; undue indulgence; intemperance; that by which one number or quantity exceeds another. See Exceed.
  12. A passing or going beyond a certain measure or limit; more than enough; intemperance; difference between things unequal.
  13. 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"