[ adjective oh-ver-weyt; noun oh-ver-weyt; verb oh-ver-weyt ]
/ adjective ˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; noun ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; verb ˌoʊ vərˈweɪt /
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weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.
verb (used with object)
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How to use overweight in a sentence
They were heritors of estates heavily overweighted with the debts of a bygone generation.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous
I took the nest from the weeping and overweighted ash and put it carefully back in the hedge by the tennis-lawn.Happy Days|Alan Alexander Milne
Only, in his pictures as well as in his soul, abstraction prevails too much, and the sensuous is overweighted by the intellectual.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
There was a little cry; and then flying low, overweighted with his burden, he skimmed across the field.Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland
But there was too much of it; it overweighted the small head.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
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
verb (ˌəʊvəˈweɪt) (tr)
to give too much emphasis or consideration to
to add too much weight to
to weigh down
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