Main definitions of overage in English

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overage1

noun

  • An excess or surplus, especially the amount by which a sum of money is greater than a previous estimate.

    ‘the company will make its money from overages when the film does well enough’
    • ‘Mr. Panton was directed to traffic operations to pay duties and taxes on the overage.’
    • ‘Of course, that doesn't likely mean he has to write a check, but rather that he won't be seeing a first-day gross percentage until the overages are paid back.’
    • ‘If the costs run past the draw, I'm to pull the overage from the profits off that high-risk account.’
    • ‘Also, overages must be built into supply estimates because there is always a need for a large reserve of items that wear out quickly, such as boots, jackets, and gloves.’
    • ‘But it might be a challenge for the coach to explain to a player or parent how that overage will be resolved.’
    • ‘After the base received an overage of drinking water, base officials decided to place the boxes in strategic locations around the base so water would be easily accessible.’
    • ‘It's always a good idea to speak with your auto insurance carrier to see if you already have these overages.’
    • ‘If the amount collected from all responsible persons exceeds the amount due, the IRS then refunds the excess to the person whose payment caused the overage.’
    • ‘The account rep began by saying that they'd received numerous reports on my site for bandwidth abuse - and I stopped him right there, saying I understood that I had overages, but abuse was perhaps not the right word.’
    • ‘The result was a supply chain with too many peaks and valleys and attendant shortages and overages, rather than a steady and predictable stream.’
    • ‘Then the next higher dose would have dumped a huge overage of free drug into the blood, and all at once.’
    • ‘Some have reduced their electric bills, while others receive monthly checks for their power overages, he said.’
    • ‘The most typical source is assessments made on the insurance industry on a real broad basis to take care of any overage in costs.’
    • ‘The retainer is to use all reasonable endeavours to obtain security for the overage.’
    • ‘In this concept, energy not used by the household would be fed back into a main grid, resulting in a credit to the user's account, while overages would similarly receive extra energy from that grid and be charged accordingly.’
    • ‘Teams whose payrolls exceed $61.7 million for the upcoming season will have to pay a dollar-for-dollar tax on the overage.’
    remainder, remaining part, part leftover, rest, remnant, remnants
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Pronunciation:

overage

/ˈəʊv(ə)rɪdʒ/

Main definitions of overage in English

: overage1overage2

overage2

(also overaged)

adjective

  • Over a certain age limit.

    ‘they were banned after fielding overage players’
    • ‘From May to September, it was the summer of the pseudo-scandals: Gary Condit, shark attacks and overage Little Leaguers.’
    • ‘Things didn't work out because they didn't want to have two overage goaltenders.’
    • ‘He was also instrumental in introducing the identity card system, which to a great extent prevented schools from fielding overage players.’
    • ‘We feel sorry for all the overage players who came to training.’
    • ‘There was good news for St Patrick's this week, however, when they were awarded the points for their game against Brookvale after it was discovered their opponents had played an overage player.’
    • ‘Registration for underage players is €16 and registration for overage players is €26.’
    • ‘Only three of our 18 players will be overage next year so there is great hope for the future of the game in this area.’

Pronunciation:

overage

/əʊvərˈeɪdʒ/