Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate; an excess.

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  • noun An excess of that which is needed or is appropriate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being more than full
  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

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Examples

  • The House of Representatives voted today to remove from the federal health care law a tax requirement that required what they called an overabundance of paperwork.

    House votes to remove tax paperwork hassle from health care law

  • Surely had CBS not been terrified that it would run out of product, it would not have imported the Canadian cop show Flashpoint (tonight, 10 ET/PT), a cut-rate version of the kind of show CBS already has in overabundance.

    Critic's Corner weekend

  • I love how you notice things I never did; it makes me want to start cooking and appreciating all the MidWest corn that is in overabundance.

    Food = Consciousness

  • There is a glut of CGI films. -or an "overabundance" if you like it better that way.

    Let's Retire the Word "Glut"

  • Brooks said visitors to Georgia's Capitol find an "overabundance" of Confederate history and post-Reconstruction and Dixiecrat eras.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • Brooks said visitors to Georgia's Capitol find an "overabundance" of Confederate history and post-Reconstruction and Dixiecrat eras.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • And like his massa, the Obama chef thinks the average American suffers from "overabundance" and that those in the culinary professions "should take leadership in tackling public health issues".

    The Absurd Report

  • Brooks said visitors to Georgia's Capitol find an "overabundance" of Confederate history and post-Reconstruction and Dixiecrat eras.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • And like his massa, the Obama chef thinks the average American suffers from "overabundance" and that those in the culinary professions "should take leadership in tackling public health issues".

    The Absurd Report

  • And like his massa, the Obama chef thinks the average American suffers from "overabundance" and that those in the culinary professions "should take leadership in tackling public health issues".

    Baltimore Reporter

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