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overage

adjective over·age \ ˌō-vər-ˈāj \
variants: or less commonly overaged play \ˌō-vər-ˈājd\
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of overage

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

Examples of overage in a Sentence

  1. The college has many overage students.

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

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Origin and Etymology of overage

2over + age


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overage

noun over·age \ ˈō-və-rij , ˈōv-rij \

Definition of overage

Examples of overage in a Sentence

  1. They paid me back the overage.

  2. She kept track of the cost overages.

Recent Examples of overage from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of overage

3over + -age


OVERAGE Defined for English Language Learners

overage

adjective

Definition of overage for English Language Learners

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


overage

noun

Definition of overage for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

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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