Definitions for surplusˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  4. Origin: [F., fr. sur over + plus more. See Sur-, and Plus, and cf. Superplus.]

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


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