|Noun||1.||surplus - a quantity much larger than is needed|
|Adj.||1.||surplus - 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"|
SURPLUS. That which is left from a fund which has been appropriated for a
particular purpose; the remainder of a thing; the overplus the residue.
(q.v.) See 18 Ves. 466.
2. The following is an example of a surplus; if a thing be put in
pledge as a security to pay one hundred dollars, and it be afterwards sold
for one hundred and fifty dollars, the fifty dollars will be the surplus.
Wolff, Inst. Sec. 697. See Overplus; Residue.
, as a bonus
, can, cashier
, de trop
, for lagniappe
the ax, give
, kick upstairs
out, make redundant
, more, net
, new, odd
, other, outstanding
, over, over and above
out of, redundancy
, separate forcibly
, something extra
, to spare