overage

adjective
over·​age | \ ˌō-vər-ˈāj How to pronounce overage (audio) \
variants: or less commonly overaged \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈājd How to pronounce overage (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 Some owners include unlimited mileage in their rates, while others stipulate mileage limits and overage rates, so be sure to read listings carefully. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Beginner's Guide to Renting an RV," 3 June 2020 Undergraduate students taking over 16 credit hours will pay $75 per overage credit hour, while graduate students would pay $100 per hour over 12 credits. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "U of L weighs tuition increase and online course costs as it plans for uncertain budget," 28 May 2020 After promising 60 days without data caps and overage fees for all customers, Comcast has decided to extend the data-cap waiver until at least June 30. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast waives data cap until at least June 30 in response to pandemic," 27 Apr. 2020 None of this seems fair to customers who pay high base prices for Internet and then face unexpected data-overage charges. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast waiving data caps hasn’t hurt its network—why not make it permanent?," 31 Mar. 2020 On defense, Kansas City blew overage on Kenny Stills on the opening possession, allowing him to walk into the end zone from 54 yards. Dave Skretta, BostonGlobe.com, "Chiefs overcome 24-point deficit to blow out Texans," 12 Jan. 2020 There will also be no overdraft or overage fees for ATM and credit cards. NBC News, "Trump: 'We were very prepared' to handle the coronavirus outbreak," 19 Mar. 2020 The Olympic football tournament is predominantly an Under-23 competition but each country is permitted to include three overage players. Ben Church, CNN, "Mohamed Salah and Liverpool to decide whether star participates at Tokyo 2020," 13 Feb. 2020 The Sox not only paid $26 million for Robert but shelled out almost that same amount in overage taxes to Major League Baseball. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Luis Robert looks ready for the majors. Will the White Sox call him up in September or make their fans wait?," 15 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun However, four years later, teams were allowed to bring up three overage players. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "U.S. men's soccer team fails to qualify for third straight Olympics," 29 Mar. 2021 Parsons said above all, DNR wants to avoid unplanned walleye fishing closures on Mille Lacs when the harvest is trending toward a sizable overage. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Mille Lacs panel recommends one-walleye limit for early anglers to DNR," 24 Feb. 2021 Money to cover the overage is being directed from downtown’s developer impact fee fund. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Children’s Park redo ready for construction," 16 Mar. 2021 There are overage costs when those pools were exhausted. Dwight Silverman, Forbes, "T-Mobile Sets Disruptive Sights On The 5G Cellular Business Market," 4 Mar. 2021 Below, check out the design from costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, and stay tuned for more EW overage of Titans season 3. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Titans unveils Blackfire's super-suit ahead of season 3," 25 Feb. 2021 The industry had long charged customers more for making more calls and sending more texts, adding overage charges if customers exceeded their monthly plan's allowances. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "T-Mobile brings back truly unlimited high-speed data plan for 5G," 22 Feb. 2021 Payments made through the drop box that result in an overage will be applied to the next tax bill. Megan Becka, cleveland, "Summit County first-half property taxes due Feb. 26," 20 Jan. 2021 Houston would have paid at a 20% amount on its overage. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, "MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5 billion during COVID-19 pandemic," 20 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of overage was in the 15th century

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“Overage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overage. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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