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

  • n. An amount in excess of need; a surplus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which remains beyond what is necessary or required; a surplus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which remains after a supply, or beyond a quantity proposed; surplus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Surplus; that which remains after a supply or beyond a quantity proposed; excess.

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

  • n. extreme excess


From over- + Anglo-Norman plus, Middle French plus. (Wiktionary)



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