Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

overweight - definition and synonyms

Close
What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

noun
Related words
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    weight over and above what is required or allowed Submitted by Andrei Fiodorov from Moldova, Republic of on 28/11/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    excessive or burdensome weight

    The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is body mass index (BMI).

    Submitted by Andrei Fiodorov from Moldova, Republic of on 28/11/2016
BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play