Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amount, as of money or goods, that is actually on hand and exceeds the listed amount in records or books.
  • n. A surplus; an excess.
  • adj. Beyond the proper or required age.
  • adj. Older than usual for a particular position or activity.
  • adj. Too old to be of use or service: an overage vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an age that is greater than a stipulated minimum.
  • adj. Too old to be of use in a particular situation.
  • n. A surplus of inventory or capacity or of cash that is greater than the amount in the record of an account.
  • n. A state of being more than one ought to be.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. too old to be useful
  • n. a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations

Etymologies

over +‎ age (Wiktionary)
over +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those names that start with M through R are in the top-right quarter (sort of – there was some overage from the bottom-left), and finally, S to Z names are listed on the bottom-right quarter of the page.

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  • The FCC’s proposed rules would require customer notification, such as voice or text alerts, when approaching and having reached monthly limits that will result in overage charges ..

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  • The decline in funds from operations resulted primarily from a decrease in so-called overage rents, or rents tied to retailers 'sales growth; lower parking and promotional revenues and higher interest costs.

    General Growth Properties Posts Drop in Key Measures

  • After costumes, lighting, rentals, insurance, sound, transportation and ticketing, the Washington Ballet is left with an "overage" - nonprofit-speak for profits - of $900,000.

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  • Bell also radically adjusted the so-called overage fees it was going to pass on to customers of wholesale clients that went over their download caps, from $2.50 per downloaded gigabyte to less than 30 cents per gigabyte.

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  • Given that the overage was the only such incident in its eight-year license, term, the station had asked the notice to be rescinded as "arbitrary and capricious," according to the FCC, pointing to the FCC's decision not to fine another station for commercial overages.

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  • I can't tell you how many times as the young, new teacher I was declared an "overage" at the end of the year.

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  • Customers face an "overage" penalty for going over their limit, a potentially pricey charge that consumers detest.

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  • With today's typical cellphone plans, customers face an "overage" penalty for going over their monthly number of minutes, a potentially pricey charge that consumers detest.

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  • OHL players range from about 17 years old to 21 years old (overage), and cannot play in the league past age 21 (rosters in fact have set limits as to the number of "overage" players allowed).

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