overage

adjective
over·​age | \ ˌō-vər-ˈāj How to pronounce overage (audio) \
variants: or less commonly overaged \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈājd How to pronounce overaged (audio) \

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 How to pronounce overage (audio) , 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

Son has been given leave from his Premier League club to take part in Indonesia as one of three overage players that each team is allowed. John Duerden, The Seattle Times, "Son and co faced Vietnam and ‘Korean Hiddink’ at Asian Games," 27 Aug. 2018 Unlike Comcast, Charter does not enforce data caps or overage fees. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Charter’s nationwide price hike could cost you another $91 a year," 23 Oct. 2018 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

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, 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, USA TODAY, "5 ways to slash your smartphone bills," 2 July 2018 From the user's perspective, these apps drain their phone's battery and may cause data overages as the apps are constantly running and communicating with servers in the background. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "22 apps with 2 million+ Google Play downloads had a malicious backdoor," 6 Dec. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce overage (audio) \

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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