• (GA) IPA: /ˈsɝˌplʌs/, /ˈsɝpləs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɜːpləs/


  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 government.
  3. (legal) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
  4. (legal) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
  • oversum
Antonyms Translations Translations Adjective

surplus (not comparable)

  1. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient
    surplus revenues
    surplus population
    surplus words
    It is surplus to our needs
Translations Verb

surplus (surpluses, present participle surplussing; past and past participle surplussed)

  1. To treat as surplus to requirements, to sell off.

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