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Definition of SURPLUSING

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Surplus \Sur"plus\, n. [F., fr. sur over + plus more. See {Sur-}, and {Plus}, and cf. {Superplus}.]
     1. That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Surplus \Sur"plus\, a.
     Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words. [1913 Webster]

           When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus tillage, and break no more ground.       --Carew. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "surplus": accessory, additional, ancillary, another, as a bonus, auxiliary, balance, bonus, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, collateral, contributory, credit, de trop, deficiency, deficit, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, difference, disbar, discharge, discrepancy, disemploy, dismiss, displace, displume, dividend, drum out, epact, exaggeration, excess, expel, extra, farther, fire, for lagniappe, fresh, furlough, further, give the ax, give the gate, glut, gratuity, inundation, kick, kick upstairs, lagniappe, lay off, left, leftover, leftovers, let go, let out, make redundant, margin, more, net, new, odd, other, outstanding, over, over and above, overabundance, overage, overdose, overflow, overflowing, overgrowth, overkill, overmeasure, overmuch, overpass, overplus, overrun, overrunning, overset, overspreading, overstock, oversupply, pension off, plethora, plus, pourboire, read out of, redundancy, redundant, release, remainder, remaining, remanent, remove, replace, retire, sack, separate forcibly, something extra, spare, strip, superannuate, superfluity, superfluous, superiority, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surfeit, surplusage, surviving, suspend, tip, to spare, turn off, turn out, ulterior, unconsumed, unfrock, unused


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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