adjective \ˌō-vər-ˈāj\

: of an age that is greater than what is normal or allowed

Full Definition of OVERAGE

:  too old to be useful
:  older than is normal for one's position, function, or grade

Variants of OVERAGE

over·age also over·aged \-ˈājd\

Examples of OVERAGE

  1. The college has many overage students.
  2. The players were banned from the league for being overage.

Origin of OVERAGE

2over + age
First Known Use: 15th century


noun \ˈō-və-rij, ˈōv-rij\

: an amount by which something (such as a payment) is too much

Full Definition of OVERAGE

Examples of OVERAGE

  1. They paid me back the overage.
  2. She kept track of the cost overages.

Origin of OVERAGE

3over + -age
First Known Use: 1909


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