Definition of 'obese'

See related content

Synonyms of "obese"
Synonyms of "obese"
French Translation of "obese"
French Translation of "obese"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : geek chic
Word of the day : geek chic
Spanish Translation of "obese"
Spanish Translation of "obese"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Video: pronunciation of 'obese'

Example sentences containing 'obese'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Two in three adults are now overweight or obese. The Sun (2016)This could have important implications for obese people. The Sun (2016)Some obese people are at lower risk because their fat stem cells store it more efficiently. The Sun (2016)MILLIONS of obese and overweight Britons may soon be given a graphic insight into exactly how fat is invading their bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In the UK, about one in five women are obese when they become pregnant. The Sun (2016)ALL fat and obese patients should be offered free slimming courses by their GPs, experts say. The Sun (2016)Your dog is also likely to become obese and unhealthy. Standen, Chris Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)The survey also found that the number of fat cats and obese rabbits is on the rise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This means obese people might be able to alter their eating habits. The Sun (2010)The tendency to become obese is at least in part hereditary. Steinberg, Laurence & Levine, Ann You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)More than half of the adult population is now overweight or obese. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is often taken to mean that obese people bear little responsibility for their shape. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are known to make people obese. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The number of obese people coming in through the doors is rising. The Sun (2011)The first thing it does is decide whether you are ideal, overweight or obese. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If anything, the metabolism of the obese becomes more sluggish when exposed to cold. Stewart, Dr Alan & Stewart, Maryon The Vitality Diet (1990)One in three 11-year-olds is currently overweight or obese. The Sun (2015)Not overweight, not obese, just fat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Trends of 'obese'

In Common Usage. obese is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'obese'

British English: obese /əʊˈbiːs/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is obese is extremely fat.
By the age of four, eight per cent of children are obese.
  • American English: obese
  • Arabic: بَدِينٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: obeso
  • Chinese: 肥胖的
  • Croatian: pretio
  • Czech: obézní
  • Danish: smækfed
  • Dutch: zwaarlijvig
  • European Spanish: obeso
  • Finnish: liikalihava
  • French: obèse
  • German: fettleibig
  • Greek: παχύσαρκος
  • Italian: obeso
  • Japanese: 肥満した
  • Korean: 뚱뚱한
  • Norwegian: fet
  • Polish: otyły
  • European Portuguese: obeso
  • Romanian: obez
  • Russian: страдающий ожирением
  • Spanish: obeso
  • Swedish: mycket överviktig
  • Thai: อ้วนเกินไป
  • Turkish: obez
  • Ukrainian: гладкий
  • Vietnamese: béo phì


Definition of obese from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access