• WordNet 3.6
    • adj obese excessively fat "a weighty man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity
    • a Obese Excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750 million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school are overweight; 20% are worldwide.
    • obese Exceedingly corpulent; fat: fleshy.
    • obese In entomology, very much larger than usual; appearing as if distended with food, as the abdomen of a meloë or oil-beetle.
    • obese Specifically, of or pertaining to the Obesa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The number of times a drowning person will rise to the surface depends on how much air is in his lungs. He could rise once, twice, or five times. Or not at all. Obese people will stay afloat longer than skinny people because fat contains air molecules.
    • adj Obese ō-bēs′ fat: fleshy
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    “Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. obesus, eaten away, lean; also, that has eaten itself fat, fat, stout, p. p. of obedere, to devour; ob,see Ob-) + edere, to eat. See Eat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. obesusob, up, edĕre, esum, to eat.


In literature:

The figure of this functionary certainly resembles, in its square obesity, that of the great Emperor in his latter days.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Downs' Obesity Reducer contains no injurious drugs; a child might take it in any quantity without harmful effects.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
John Turner crossed his legs with a grunt of obesity.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
Her monstrous obesity was an offence, but she managed to convey an impression of dignity.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
A little boy was standing with his back to the obese woman.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Is she not herself a mother, and bound to take part with her kind, however obese?
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The dining-room was filled with members of extraordinary obesity, all eating heartily.
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
She was a stout, vulgar, clumsy creature, enveloped in a large shawl of many colours which did not hide her obesity.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
The stem is obese, solid, of the same color as the pileus, not turning red when bruised.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
At this period a woman indicates a tendency towards obesity or tumorous growths.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
They would sit at luxurious boards, lead the luxurious life and continue to, until they died of obesity of the mind.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
In middle-age he becomes obese, and cannot go the pace as formerly.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890" by Various
But the clumsy and obese, the slender and angular people may well be laughed at even through the shadowy retrospect of four centuries.
"The Arena" by Various
An obese individual sometimes surprises us, however, by his ambition and immaculateness.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease?
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Among them was Hilton the butler, an oily, obese rascal whom Evan thoroughly distrusted.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Coming down a pathway we saw an austere, swarthy, obese man of the middle height.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The drinking of vinegar was long popularly, but erroneously, supposed to be a remedy for obesity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
That the POPE should have been ordered to play billiards to counteract obesity, is a circumstance suggestive of certain natural remarks.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various

In poetry:

Piety and conformity to them that like!
Peace, obesity, allegiance, to them that like!
I am he who tauntingly compels men, women, nations,
Crying, Leap from your seats, and contend for your lives!
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Roughly 20 percent of grade-school kids in the US are obese -- triple the rate in 1980.
Overcoming Obesity in the Granite State .
A Childhood Need for Immediate Gratification Predicts Adult Obesity.
Childhood Obesity and Lunchbox Privacy The food police go to school -- with counterproductive results.
Federalizing Fat The first lady learned firsthand that good parenting is the best cure for child obesity.
0 M ichelle Obama has recently taken up childhood obesity as one of her major policy priorities.
Obesity Isn't Just Bad for Your Body, It's Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check .
The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there's a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.
To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity.
Obesity' journal study: Weight Watchers effective, compared to health professional .
With more than two-thirds of American adults qualifying as overweight or obese, it's safe to assume that the majority of readers are looking to shed extra pounds.
Doctors hope to fight obesity by teaching patients how to cook healthfully .
Obesity Epidemic Is Changing Emergency Medical Transport.
People who are overweight but not obese have a lower risk of death than those at a normal weight, according to a new study.
Execution table can support obese inmate.

In science:

Turnbaugh P, Hamady M, Yatsunenko T, Cantarel B, Duncan A, Ley R, Sogin M, Jones W, Roe B, Affourtit J, et al.: A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
Does obesity shorten life? The importance of well defined interventions to answer causal questions.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Another claim by the experts was that most of the mentally retarded children were obese and this also we are not in a position to give any reason only medical experts can substantiate this claim.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Colne P, Frelut ML, Peres G, Thoumie P (2008) Postural control in obese adolescents assessed by limits of stability and gait initiation.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
Hansen, et al., 2008 Genotypephenotype associations in obesity dependent on definition of the obesity phenotype.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
Christakis and Fowler’s paper suggesting that obesity may spread along social ties has sparked years of discussion about what constitutes evidence of contagion in observational social network studies (see, e.g., this recent review ).
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
We have done a preliminary analysis of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data, a longitudinal social network study which includes many covariates (e.g. obesity, marriage, depression, smoking, alcohol) and link types (friend, neighbor, co-worker, sibling, spouse) [3, 2].
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
Christakis and Fowler were not the first to look for contagion in observational social network studies, but their study on obesity marks the beginning of an eruption of methodological introspection and critique which CF have recently summarized and addressed .
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years.
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
We consider a particular example from the Framingham Heart Study regarding BMI (a BMI greater than 30 is defined as “obese”).
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
It is remarkable that the Universe, and our halo, may well be filled with such obese relics which, despite possibly large couplings to ordinary matter, would be gentle enough to remain in the (dark) background.
Non-Baryonic Dark Matter -- A Theoretical Perspective
Modeling the social obesity epidemic with stochastic networks.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
Gallos LK, Bartt field P, Havlin S, Sigman M, Makse HA (2012 ) Collective behavior in the spatial spreading of obesity.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation