Overweight vs Lardball - What's the difference?

overweight | lardball |


As nouns the difference between overweight and lardball

is that overweight is (chiefly|transport|legal|healthcare) an excess of weight while lardball is (derogatory|informal) an overweight person.

As an adjective overweight

is (of a person) heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.

As a verb overweight

is to place excessive weight or emphasis on; to overestimate the importance of.

overweight

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of a person) heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.
  • (transportation, legal, of a vehicle) weighing more than what is allowed for safety or legal commerce
  • * 1988 , U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Gearing Up for Safety: Motor Carrier Safety in a Competitive Environment , ISBN 1428922504, page 38,
  • All States allow oversized vehicles if a special permit is obtained, although most States will grant overweight permits only for non-divisible loads.
  • * 1993 , Legacy in the Sand: Chemical Command in Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm , ISBN 0788104756, page 74,
  • He got as far as the first weigh station, where troopers found his truck to be overweight and threatened to pull him off the road.
  • * 1998 , Collision of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Train 102 , ISBN 1428996532, page 48,
  • Postaccident examination of the vehicle indicated, for example, that the driver had not adequately maintained his logbook and that his vehicle had been overweight for travel in Indiana.
  • (investment, finance, followed by a noun or prepositional phrase indicating a security or type of security) Having a portfolio relatively heavily invested in.
  • Our portfolio is very overweight (in) Asian technology stocks.

    Synonyms

    * (of a person) clinically obese, fat, morbidly obese, obese, super obese * See also

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chiefly, transport, legal, healthcare) An excess of weight.
  • * 1976 , Acts of the Legislature of Louisiana, volume 1, page 445:
  • * 2007 , Josephine Martin, Charlotte Oakley, Managing child nutrition programs: leadership for excellence , page 462:
  • SCHOOL MEAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN AT RISK FOR OVERWEIGHT
  • (investment, finance) A security or class of securities in which one has a heavy concentration.
  • Apple common stock is one of our overweights .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place excessive weight or emphasis on; to overestimate the importance of.
  • *, II.8:
  • *:We also over-weight such vaine future conjectures, which infant-spirits give us.
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 11, Geraldine Fabrikant, work=New York Times, title= How Safe Is That Nest Egg, Anyhow?
  • , passage=Kinnel explained it, the problem at Select High Income was that it overweighted mortgage bonds and underweighted other types of corporate debt, a strategy that backfired when the mortgage market collapsed. }}

    Antonyms

    * underweight English heteronyms

    lardball

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (derogatory, informal) An overweight person.