Part of speech:
A going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate; an excess:
Food left over from one meal and, often, eaten at a later meal
(Cricket) The set number of balls bowled during a single turn at one end of the wicket
(Mathematics) A form of complex number.
Something more than is usual or necessary:
Too great an amount; excess
An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
An excessive supply. [from 19th c.]
A reservation of public land:
(Bowling) The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare.
Something superfluous; thing not needed
Surfeit is an excessive amount of something, such as food or drink, or an illness caused by consuming something in excess.
(Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
The thing that is lacking or needed
(Now Rare) Want; poverty
The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary:
designating or of commodities (specif., certain excess farm products) bought, stored, distributed, etc. by the government under the Federal price-support program
Too much or too many; excessive or superfluous:
Not needed; unnecessary; irrelevant
Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat, or adipose tissue , is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fat is a necessary, efficient source of energy. An ounce of fat contains more than twice as much stored energy as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates and is digested more slowly, resulting in the sensation of satiety after eating. It also enhances the taste, aroma, and texture of food. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid . Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins .
Too great a quantity; excessive amount
The amount by which something overruns
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