Teachers who were excessed during the downturn.
The science center excessed many researchers.
An example of excess is the phrase “excess baggage.”
An example of excess is leftover food at a dinner party.
An example of excess is police force that is too strong for the situation.
Rains that filled the reservoirs to excess.
Sold most of the stoves and put the excess in the warehouse.
Profit is the excess of sales over costs.
Skimming off the excess fat.
- Greater than; more than:.Unit sales in excess of 20 million.
- More than.
- To too great an extent or degree; too much.
Origin of excess
- Middle English from Old French from Latin excessus past participle of excēdere to exceed exceed
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition