Definition of overweight in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·weight


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˈwāt


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌwāt
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  • Excessive or extra weight.
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    • Only two other comparable studies have examined later adult risk in relation to both childhood and adult overweight, and these used body mass index as a measure of obesity at both ages.
    • Growth charts, ideal body weight, and body mass index were mostly used to assess and monitor overweight.
    • Most people associate extreme overweight with extreme forms of the same behaviors as those that make the rest of us gain weight - eating too much and not moving.


Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈwāt
[with object] (usually as adjective overweighted) Back to top  
  • 1Put too much weight on; overload.
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    • Wallowing in the aftermath of such bereavements, she overweights her plots with aching losses.
    • Conversely, the overweighted ball is generally used to enhance shoulder strength and power.
    • A while back I discussed how the powers that be will do ‘whatever it takes’ to keep this overweighted barge afloat.
  • 1.1 Finance Invest in (a market sector, industry, etc.) to a greater than normal degree: we have overweighted the banking sector [as adjective]: we were overweighted in technology last year
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    • The fund overweights companies that score well on its screens, such as Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae.
    • With a bullish hypothesis on the stock, I aimed to err on the down side by using the low-ball $3.25 estimate of 2003 earnings and overweighting the two ugly scenarios, giving each 10% odds.
    • Others target specific stocks that are in an index, overweighting those they think are especially undervalued and underweighting those thought to be too dear.

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