overage

adjective
over·age | \ˌō-vər-ˈāj \
variants: or less commonly overaged \ˌō-vər-ˈājd \

Definition of overage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : too old to be useful

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

overage

noun
over·age | \ˈō-və-rij, ˈōv-rij\

Definition of overage (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of overage in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Noun

They paid me back the overage. She kept track of the cost overages.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The Padres’ major league player expenses in 2017 were down from $143 million to $102 million as the organization spent upwards of $80 million — including overage taxes — on the 2016-2017 international free agent market. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Forbes: Padres' value rises past $1.2 billion," 11 Apr. 2018 In January 2015, the team paid a tick more than $8 million to sign him, plus another $8 million in overage penalties for exceeding its international spending limits. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks’ Yoan Lopez is a prospect again," 16 Mar. 2018 But in New Orleans, overage students are incredibly common. The Hechinger Report, NOLA.com, "About 40 percent of New Orleans high school students are held back at least 1 grade," 8 Jan. 2018 Other squads that are up against the cap—the Giants, Red Sox, and Nationals, to name a few—are leery of the financial hit that the overage tax will deliver. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Dodgers' Mega Trade Is More About 2018 Offseason Than Reacquiring Matt Kemp," 16 Dec. 2017 During and after Hurricane Irma, all South Florida cell providers also waived data, talk and text overage charges for customers. Nancy Dahlberg, miamiherald, "The state of internet outages: What we know about what we don’t know," 22 Sep. 2017 Expect them to recommend buying 15 or 20 percent overage to allow for waste in the cutting and fitting. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Great garden-path options to ponder," 1 Nov. 2017 This year, the second overage player to be traded was Evan Weinger. Samantha Meese, OregonLive.com, "On the Portland Winterhawks: Back to the Future," 11 Oct. 2017 Customers must pay overage fees of $10 for each additional 50GB, up to a maximum of $200 a month. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "AT&T’s wireless home Internet, with 160GB cap, is now in 18 states," 28 Sep. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

All the primary providers have an overage alert feature that is simple to set up. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 ways to slash your smartphone bills," 2 July 2018 All the primary providers have an overage alert feature that is simple to set up. Kim Komando, Fox News, "5 ways to slash your smartphone bills," 30 June 2018 If the growth exceeds 5 percent, the overage is paid for out of the village's general fund reserves. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Seeing red: Which Milwaukee suburbs are closest to their debt limits?," 11 July 2018 The vendors, happy for the business volume, sent the overages to one of numerous shell companies. Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star, "Former chief operating officer of American Senior Communities sentenced to 4 1/2 years," 6 July 2018 Teams that go over the threshold must pay a 20 percent tax for each dollar over the limit and face a 12 percent surcharge if the overage is from $20 million to $40 million. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers' deadline dilemma: Find trade for Beltre or keep him for 2018, beyond," 24 June 2018 Comcast provides customers with no method of verifying whether its data usage meter is accurate, even though some customers have been wrongly charged overage fees. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab," 13 June 2018 When the Aiken money disappeared from the pool, Houston didn't have the overage to honor that commitment to Nix. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Why didn't top Wisconsin high school players get taken higher in the draft? It's complicated.," 7 June 2018 The last $6,997 payment for the landscape overages was expected to be made Jan. 23. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thorson Elementary PTO nears paying off expenses of playground upgrades," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of overage

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for overage

Adjective

over entry 2 + age

Noun

over entry 3 + -age

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overage

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of overage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

overage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of overage (Entry 2 of 2)

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

overage

noun
over·age | \ˈō-və-rij \

Legal Definition of overage 

: an amount exceeding a certain sum or quantity: as

a : a percentage of the amount of sales grossed by a retail store that is paid under the terms of a lease in addition to a fixed rent

b : an amount by which a payment or cost exceeds an expected or budgeted amount

c : surplus

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