Associations to the word «Surplus»


SURPLUS, noun. That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
SURPLUS, noun. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
SURPLUS, noun. (legal) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
SURPLUS, noun. (legal) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
SURPLUS, adjective. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
SURPLUS VALUE, noun. The part of the new value made by production that is taken by enterprises as generic gross profit.

Dictionary definition

SURPLUS, noun. A quantity much larger than is needed.
SURPLUS, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats