overplus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- + Anglo-Norman plus, Middle French plus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

overplus (plural overpluses)

  1. That which remains beyond what is necessary or required; a surplus.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      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.