Definition of overplus in English:



  • A surplus or excess.

    ‘an overplus of one ingredient’
    • ‘‘It is chiefly among the Dutch and German settlers that vegetables are cultivated; and the overplus beyond their family wants is occasionally offered for sale.’’
    • ‘He could easily have forsaken songwriting at this point: he had money in overplus, Linda's renewed dedication, an aerie in the town he adored.’
    • ‘They project onto others the sins that they themselves commit, in overplus.’
    • ‘A well-known one is the pun in Sonnet 135 where he uses the word ‘will’ 13 times with the double meaning of her will or volition and him, ‘William’: ‘Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will, / And Will to boot, and Will in overplus.’’
    • ‘The very state of peace in which we gloried was injurious; there were no means of employing the idle, or of sending any overplus of population out of the country.’



/ˈōvərˌpləs/ /ˈoʊvərˌpləs/


Late Middle English partial translation of French surplus or medieval Latin superplus.