Definitions for surplusˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sur•plusˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs(n.; adj.; v.)-plussed; -plused; -plus•sing; -plus•ing.

  1. (n.)something that remains above what is used or needed.

  2. an amount, quantity, etc., greater than needed.

  3. the excess of assets over liabilities, esp. the excess of net worth over capital-stock value.

    Category: Business

  4. (adj.)being a surplus; being in excess of what is required or used:

    surplus wheat.

  5. (v.t.)to treat as surplus; sell off.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of surplus:

1325–75; < OF < ML superplus=super-super - +plusplus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(adj)

    a quantity much larger than is needed

  2. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. surplus(noun)ˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs

    an extra amount of sth that is not needed

    a surplus of grain

Wiktionary

  1. surplus(Noun)

    That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.

  2. surplus(Noun)

    Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.

  3. surplus(Noun)

    The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.

  4. surplus(Noun)

    assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.

  5. surplus(Adjective)

    Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surplus(noun)

    that which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus

  2. Surplus(noun)

    specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government

  3. Surplus(adj)

    being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surplus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4427

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surplus' in Nouns Frequency: #2585


Translations for surplus

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

surplus(noun)

the amount left over when what is required has been used etc

Canada produces a surplus of raw materials; (also adjective) surplus stocks; The country had a trade surplus (= exported more than it imported) last month.

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