Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To have more weight than.
  • transitive v. To weigh down excessively; overburden or oppress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To exceed in weight; to overbalance; to weigh down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in weight; to overbalance; to weigh down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exceed in weight; preponderate over; outweigh; overbalance.

Etymologies

over- +‎ weigh (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Separately, strategists at Societe Generale SA upgraded Europe's banking industry to "overweigh," citing "attractive" valuations and an improved economy.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • I beg permission to have a few witnesses examined concerning my character; and if their testimony shall not overweigh my supposed guilt, I must be condemned, although I would pledge my salvation on my innocence.

    Chapter 7

  • Society may be full of poisonous vapors and be built on a framework of lies; it is nevertheless prudent to consider whether the ideal advantages of disturbing it overweigh the practical disadvantages, and above all to bear in mind that if you rob the average man of his illusions, you are almost sure to rob him of his happiness.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • However a company has to be careful not to overweigh their consumer consensus.

    Starbucks listens – at last « BuzzMachine

  • Without it, you have to do a multiple choice or short answer exam, hitting all the varied subjects and making the final somewhat about memorization, overweigh the takings question even more disproportionately than usual, do a difficult-to-fairly-grade, broad “policy” or “theme” question, or ask a few “applied law” questions from a couple of the subjects, making the exam seem a little unfair and random.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Should We Teach the Rule Against Perpetuities? Part II — My Decision:

  • Experimentation may explain its arriving on toasted golden brioche and not a sesame seed bun, but being as I really liked the bun I am letting that overweigh my care for an accurate menu.

    Goblin Market, 390 hobjillian stars

  • People are in such a bad position, 65 percent of adults are overweigh or obese, and 85 percent don't exercise.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2006

  • I beg permission to have a few witnesses examined concerning my character, and if their testimony shall not overweigh my supposed guilt, I must be condemned, although I would pledge my salvation on my innocence.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • You know they're in there; they're lurking in all your bills, so how do you overweigh (ph) them?

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2004

  • I mean, if you basically think about it, that's -- in a lot of our states where large corporate farms exist, they don't need the support programs because the good years overweigh the bad years, and they don't have to worry about the bank loans.

    President In Discussion With Montana Farmers

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