Teachers who were excessed during the downturn.
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.
An example of excess is the phrase “excess baggage.”
The science center excessed many researchers.
Skimming off the excess fat.
Drank to excess.
Tried to avoid financial excesses such as buying expensive clothes.
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.
- Greater than; more than:Unit sales in excess of 20 million.
- more than
- to too great an extent or degree; too much
Other Word Forms
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