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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  Specifically,  an  amount  in  the  public  treasury  at  any  time 
  greater  than  is  required  for  the  ordinary  purposes  of  the 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surplus  \Sur"plus\,  a. 
  Being  or  constituting  a  surplus;  more  than  sufficient;  as 
  surplus  revenues;  surplus  population;  surplus  words 
  When  the  price  of  corn  falleth  men  give  over  surplus 
  tillage,  and  break  no  more  ground.  --Carew. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {excess},  {extra},  {redundant},  {spare},  {supererogatory}, 
  {superfluous},  {supernumerary}] 
  n  :  a  quantity  much  larger  than  is  needed  [syn:  {excess},  {surplusage}] 

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