Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “excess”

See all translations

excess

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈses/
[U, no plural] more of something than is usual or needed: An excess of oil on the markets has caused prices to fall sharply.Too much and unnecessary
in excess of sth more than a particular amount or level: He earns in excess of £60,000 a year.Large in number or quantity
do sth to excess to do something too much: He occasionally has a beer, but he never drinks to excess.Too much and unnecessary
Translations of “excess”
in Korean 초과…
in Arabic زِيادة…
in French excès, trop (de), excédent…
in Turkish aşırılık, bolluk…
in Italian eccesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分, 過量, 過度…
in Russian избыток…
in Polish nadmiar…
in Spanish exceso, excedente…
in Portuguese excesso…
in German das Übermaß, die Mehrsumme…
in Catalan excés…
in Japanese 超過…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分, 过量, 过度…
(Definition of excess noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “excess”

Definitions of “excess” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More