|n.||1.||The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; |
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet, . . .
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
|2.||An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.|
|3.||The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; |
|Noun||1.||excess - a quantity much larger than is needed|
|2.||excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits|
|3.||excess - the state of being more than full|
|4.||excess - excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"|
|Adj.||1.||excess - more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"|