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

  • n. A going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate; an excess: teenagers with an overabundance of energy.

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  • n. An excess of that which is needed or is appropriate

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

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


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  • 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"

  • 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

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

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • In the Middle Ages, the French noun luxure meant “overabundance” or “debauchery” and was associated with the deadly sins.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Everywhere I hunt deer, there is a an overabundance and no ecological reason not to shoot.

    Will you shoot a small doe?

  • Not that they would change sex, but is there something in the water that is causeing this, maybe an overabundance of food plots being planted and the commercialization of legal pre-season baiting?

    Ohio Hunter Bags Potential State-Record Buck With Potential World-Record Beams

  • As before, SBA Direct feed me an overabundance of data, much of which did not seem targeted to my search, as the press release suggested it would do.

    Jerry Chautin: SBA's New Web Site Is a Clunker


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