Definitions for surplusˈsɜr plʌs, -pləs
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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"
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
Origin: [F., fr. sur over + plus more. See Sur-, and Plus, and cf. Superplus.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'surplus' in Nouns Frequency: #2585
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
The surplus of the heart overflows from a smile.
The surplus of the heart overflows from a smile. (Le surplus du coeur Déborde d'un sourire)
This year, Pakistan will not make big imports because we have the crop and there is a surplus.
We think it's a longer term dynamic playing out: China exporting its surplus to the Western world.
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- superàvitCatalan, Valencian
- nadbytek, přebytekCzech
- excedente, sobrante, superávit, sobraSpanish
- ylijäämä, ylimääräinenFinnish
- surplus, excédentaireFrench
- excedente, excesso, superavitPortuguese
- избыток, профицит, излишекRussian
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