Meaning of “excess” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /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.
in excess of sth

more than a particular amount or level:

He earns in excess of £60,000 a year.
do sth to excess

to do something too much:

He occasionally has a beer, but he never drinks to excess.

(Definition of “excess noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)