American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An amount in excess of need; a surplus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Surplus; that which remains after a supply or beyond a quantity proposed; excess.
- n. That which remains beyond what is necessary or required; a surplus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which remains after a supply, or beyond a quantity proposed; surplus.
- n. extreme excess
- From over- + Anglo-Norman plus, Middle French plus. (Wiktionary)
“When the overplus is abused, it is just with God to diminish that which is for necessity.”
“Another circumstance omitted to be noticed in the first edition relates to what is technically called the overplus, which may be now explained.”
“They may profit by an "overplus," or be paid by the length of a "run" of their plays, or may sell them out-right at once for a stipulated sum.”
“overplus" lands, 101 acres in, called the 12th draught of, deeded to Gideon Searl by administrator of Josiah Searl, representatives, ..... shirts, etc., for army,”
“I was never so nauseated in my life with overplus of fallacy.”
“The populations of the Solar System had been carefully figured to the last decimal point and portioned out among the planets according to food - and employment-potential, so that nowhere was there a scarcity or an overplus, and nobody's individual whim was allowed to upset the balance.”
“He was undeniably handsome, and his looks were enhanced by a warm overplus of blood in the cheeks and a certain mellow fire in the eyes.”
“I am careless, improvident, uncautious, happy out of sheer well - being and overplus of physical energy.”
“Nothing was left over — it was a discreditable thing to have any overplus at all.”
“Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession.”
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