- The definition of obese is an extremely overweight person.
An example of obese is a five hundred pound man.
This man is obese.
Origin of obeseClassical Latin obesus, past participle of obedere, to devour ; from ob- (see ob-) + edere, eat
Origin of obeseLatin obēsus, from past participle of *obedere, to eat away : ob-, away; see ob– + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more obese, superlative most obese)
- Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.