Meaning of EXCESS in English

EXCESS

The noun is pronounced /ɪkses/. The adjective is pronounced /ekses/.

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An excess of something is a larger amount than is needed, allowed, or usual.

An excess of house plants in a small flat can be oppressive...

Polyunsaturated oils are essential for health. Excess is harmful, however.

N-VAR : with supp , usu a N of n

2.

Excess is used to describe amounts that are greater than what is needed, allowed, or usual.

After cooking the fish, pour off any excess fat...

= surplus

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

Excess is behaviour that is unacceptable because it is considered too extreme or immoral.

She said she was sick of her life of excess.

...adolescent excess.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl

4.

Excess is used to refer to additional amounts of money that need to be paid for services and activities that were not originally planned or taken into account. ( FORMAL )

...a letter demanding an excess fare of £20...

ADJ : ADJ n

5.

The excess on an insurance policy is a sum of money which the insured person has to pay towards the cost of a claim. The insurance company pays the rest. ( BRIT BUSINESS, TECHNICAL )

The company wanted £1,800 for a policy with a £400 excess for under-21s.

N-COUNT : usu sing

6.

In excess of means more than a particular amount. ( FORMAL )

Avoid deposits in excess of £20,000 in any one account...

PREP-PHRASE : PREP amount

7.

If you do something to excess , you do it too much.

I was reasonably fit, played a lot of tennis, and didn’t smoke or drink to excess...

PHRASE : PHR after v [ disapproval ]

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