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.
(n.)something that remains above what is used or needed.
an amount, quantity, etc., greater than needed.
the excess of assets over liabilities, esp. the excess of net worth over capital-stock value.
(adj.)being a surplus; being in excess of what is required or used:
(v.t.)to treat as surplus; sell off.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of surplus:
1325–75; < OF < ML superplus=super-super - +plusplus
excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(adj)
a quantity much larger than is needed
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
surplus(noun)ˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs
an extra amount of sth that is not needed
a surplus of grain
That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
that which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus
specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government
being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'surplus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4427
Rank popularity for the word 'surplus' in Nouns Frequency: #2585
Translations for surplus
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- excedentePortuguese (BR)
- přebytek; přebytečnýCzech
- derÜberschust, Überschuß-...German
- overskud; -overskud; overskuds-Danish
- (en) surplusFrench
- अधिशेष, बढ़तीHindi
- višak, suvišakCroatian
- umframbirgðir; offramleiðslaIcelandic
- surplus, eccesso; in eccessoItalian
- perteklius, perviršisLithuanian
- pārpalikums; lieks daudzumsLatvian
- overskudd; overskudds-Norwegian
- nadwyżka, nadmiarPolish
- (în) surplusRomanian
- prebytok; prebytočnýSlovak
- presežek; preseženSlovenian
- fazla, artıkTurkish
- 剩餘(物)Chinese (Trad.)
- лишок, рештаUkrainian
- فاضل، زاءد از ضرورتUrdu
- số thừa, số thặng dưVietnamese
- 剩余（物）Chinese (Simp.)
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