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 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 On the men’s side, the Olympics is an under-23 tournament—with the cutoff being players born on or after January 1, 1997—that also allows three overage players per team to add some star power. SI.com, "One Year Out: What to Watch Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," 24 July 2019 But Verizon is offering enticements for average folks who might want to try 5G. Pricing is one such lure: Consumers on certain unlimited-data plans can now get 5G at no extra cost along with regular 4G LTE, and no overage charges apply. Julio Ojeda-zapata, Twin Cities, "Broadband on the go: Verizon turns on speedy 5G service in parts of St. Paul," 18 July 2019 Biketown has been working with a startup called Validated to offer credits—which can be used to cover overage fees or annual memberships—to users who make purchases at retailers like Portland Gear and Green Zebra Grocery. David Zipper, WIRED, "Public Transit Agencies Think Rewards Programs Can Bring Back Riders," 7 July 2019 The Padres were limited to signing players for $300,000 or less the last two years after spending nearly $80 million, including overage taxes, on the 2016-17 class. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres add Mena, Preciado for combined $3.5M to start international period," 2 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Comcast told us that a couple thousand customers were incorrectly charged for overages, but the total number of customers who were given inaccurate data readings was likely significantly higher. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast incorrectly charged 2,000 customers for exceeding data cap," 9 Oct. 2019 The overage wasn’t much, just $24,000, but the psychological impact of the shift from red to black was enormous. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Transition, enterprise, and success: 2019 Classical Music Year in Review," 24 Dec. 2019 For families that have one or more dedicated gamers who plan to use the service extensively, the fees associated with data overages could result in sticker shock. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Google Stadia Review: Streaming Game Service’s Potential and Problems Collide," 18 Nov. 2019 Those then have to be reconciled down to the dosage unit, and any overages or shortages have to be reported to the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "The DEA’s licensing process for narcotics failed as the US opioid crisis worsened," 2 Oct. 2019 There are three luxury tax penalty tiers: An initial one that incurs one tax rate, a second one that results in even higher taxes for any overage, and a final tier that produces both a whopping tax rate as well as a draft-pick penalty. BostonGlobe.com, "■ With enormous questions looming over the organization, Henry said the Red Sox will begin their search for a new head of baseball operations by looking for an experienced general manager, which means looking outside the organization rather than to internal candidates.," 28 Sep. 2019 Because of that overage, anyone who wants to open a bar can’t get a license from the state. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Bar wars: Proposal to limit activities in Alaska breweries and distilleries is the latest twist in a long regulatory evolution," 1 Sep. 2019 Under the agreement, if the final cost of the two projects exceeds the GMP, Shook is on the hook for the overages, unless the schools or city decide to expand the scope of work, in which case the schools and-or city would pay. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Opening of new elementary school in Brecksville-Broadview Heights delayed by one year," 27 Aug. 2019 Any budget overages could have a significant impact on users of the Dulles Toll Road. Washington Post, "Why second phase of Metro’s Silver Line has been more problem-plagued than the first," 20 July 2019

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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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6 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Overage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overage. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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overage

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English Language Learners Definition of overage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

overage

noun
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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

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