- That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
- Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
- (legal) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
- (legal) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
- French: surplus
- German: Überschuss, Rest
- Portuguese: excesso, excedente
- Russian: изли́шек
- Spanish: sobra
surplus (not comparable)
- Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient
- surplus revenues
- surplus population
- surplus words
- It is surplus to our needs
surplus (surpluses, present participle surplussing; past and past participle surplussed)
- To treat as surplus to requirements, to sell off.