• (British) IPA: /ˈəʊvəplʌs/


  1. That which remains beyond what is necessary or required; a surplus.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Where some for an over-plus, or supererogation have added this necessaity, that they must necessarily accompany them, as well in death, as in life.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXXXV:
      Thou hast thy Will, And Will too boote, and Will in ouer-plus.

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