weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.
greater effect or importance; preponderance.
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How to use overweight in a sentence
Stuart ended up with an overweight truck the same way most other Tacoma owners do.
As patients become overweight, their bodies start losing the ability to regulate the insulin hormone properly, which in turn affects how the body absorbs and uses glucose.
While nearly 24 percent of adults in the District are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the city’s residents are considered at least overweight.D.C. revises rules, will open vaccines to young people with health problems March 1 | Julie Zauzmer | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
In addition, the boundaries some health officials draw between what is “normal” and what is “overweight” have changed over time.
“Obesity was ignored for the longest time and overweight was completely ignored,” said Barry Popkin, an obesity researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The Health 202: Obese Americans could be prioritized for coronavirus vaccine | Paige Winfield Cunningham | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Especially in the U.S., where fast food restaurants are abundant and two-thirds of people are overweight or obese.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession | DailyBurn | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The first version looked exactly like Rand, but he was about 50 pounds overweight,” Stinnett laughed.
I would have put him in the film even if he stayed overweight.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I absolutely hate talking to patients about being overweight.
When students are overweight or obese, well-balanced meals are especially important.The Government is Still Failing Kids on School Lunches | Russell Saunders | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this particular case you forget that you asked the Question whether your letters were not overweight.The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851 | Duke of Wellington
While it is dangerous to be under weight in the early years of life, it is at least as dangerous to be overweight in middle life.Health Through Will Power | James J. Walsh
You can count on the fingers of one hand all the really overweight ones you ever knew.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
They are usually overweight, and there is need to reduce the amount they eat.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
If he is not distinctly overweight this will do harm rather than good.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for overweight
weighing more than is usual, allowed, or healthy
having a higher proportion of one's investments in a particular sector of the market than the size of that sector relative to the total market would suggest: portfolio managers are currently overweight in bonds
(of a fund etc) invested disproportionately in this way
extra or excess weight
archaic greater importance or effect
to give too much emphasis or consideration to
to add too much weight to
to weigh down
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