verb (used with object)
Origin of excess
Examples from the Web for excess
Shake off any excess flour and gently place in the heated oil.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the way, killjoys, American charitable giving goes up by 42 percent during this season of crass materialistic greed and excess.
And some specialize in treating women, who have different risk factors for excess drinking.
“Most women are not drinking to excess because they feel ‘powerful’ in the first place,” she says.
Great numbers of people are passing to and fro, an excess of the feminine element being generally observable.
If now the excess is on the side of the Franco-Russian alliance, the danger is still the same.
"I shall have another pipe," he proclaimed, with an agreeable note of excess.Marriage|H. G. Wells
The sudden transition from sorrow and despair to this excess of joy excited him infinitely.Stoneheart|Gustave Aimard
The annual excess of deaths over births amounted to about two and one half per cent.
British Dictionary definitions for excess
noun (ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛksɛs)
adjective (ˈɛksɛs, ɪkˈsɛs) (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for excess
Word Origin and History for excess
late 14c., from Old French exces (14c.) "excess, extravagance, outrage," from Latin excessus "departure, a going beyond the bounds of reason or beyond the subject," from stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). As an adjective from late 15c.
Medicine definitions for excess
Idioms and Phrases with excess
see carry too far (to excess); in excess of.