surplus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time
      greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the
      government.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surplus \Sur"plus\, a.
   Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as,
   surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
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         When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus
         tillage, and break no more ground.       --Carew.
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