What does the word preponderate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Preponderance.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb

  • Preponderant.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To be superior in weight or power; often followed by over.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Preponderately.

Usage examples for preponderate

  1. 1. Boys preponderate in the illegitimate lines. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  2. This marks the function of a garden in a world where, but for its presence, the commonplace might preponderate; 'tis man's recreation ground, children's fairyland, bird's orchestra, butterfly's banquet. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  3. The digestive organs in early age preponderate considerably over the respiratory organs; whereas, on the contrary, in the healthy and well- formed adult, the thoracic cavity and organs of respiration manifest a greater relative proportion to the ventral cavity and organs. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise