The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.
This is the amount by which someone has gone over their agreed overdraft facility. It is also the first amount of any claim an insurance policyholder has agreed to pay.
An excess allows agencies to pay the "first dollars" of a claim payment, and as a result of assuming this risk, pay a lower contribution.
The excess is the amount of money that you have to pay should you file a claim. The higher your excess is, the lower your car insurance premium will be.
In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate penalties the law of moderation. Hail, high Excess -- especially in wine, To thee in worship do I bend the knee Who preach abstemiousness unto me -- My skull thy pulpit, as my paunch thy shrine. Precept on precept, aye, and line on line, Could ne'er persuade so sweetly to agree With reason as thy touch, exact and free, Upon my forehead and along my spine. At thy command eschewing pleasure's cup, With the hot grape I warm no more my wit; When on thy stool of penitence I sit I'm quite converted, for I can't get up. Ungrateful he who afterward would falter To make new sacrifices at thine altar!
An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"