Pronunciation: ( —adj.ō'vur-wāt'; —n.ō'vur-wāt"; —v.ō"vur-wāt'),[key] —adj. weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.
—n. 1. extra or excess weight above what law or regulation allows, as of baggage or freight: The overweight will cost us $12. 2. weight in excess of that considered normal, proper, healthful, etc.: Overweight in a child should not be neglected. 3. greater effect or importance; preponderance.
—v.t. 1. to weight excessively; exceed the weight limit of.
2. to give too much consideration or emphasis to; stress unduly.