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Meaning of overweight

o•ver•weight

Pronunciation: (adj.ō'vur-wāt'n.ō'vur-wāt&secv.ō&secvur-wāt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.
—n.
  1. extra or excess weight above what law or regulation allows, as of baggage or freight: The overweight will cost us $12.
  2. weight in excess of that considered normal, proper, healthful, etc.: Overweight in a child should not be neglected.
  3. greater effect or importance; preponderance.
—v.t.
  1. to weight excessively; exceed the weight limit of.
  2. to give too much consideration or emphasis to; stress unduly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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