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overage

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adjective over·age \ˌō-vər-ˈāj\

Simple Definition of overage

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

Full Definition of overage

  1. 1 :  too old to be useful

  2. 2 :  older than is normal for one's position, function, or grade

Examples of overage

  1. The college has many overage students.

  2. The players were banned from the league for being overage.



Variants of overage

also over·aged play \-ˈājd\

Origin of overage

2over + age


First Known Use: 15th century


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overage

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noun over·age \ˈō-və-rij, ˈōv-rij\

Simple Definition of overage

  • : 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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