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

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 The school, founded in 2001, tries to help struggling, overage middle school students find joy in learning and get back on track toward high school graduation. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "How Detroit Lions Academy helps get struggling students back on track," 19 June 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 This essentially creates a soft salary cap: The increasing tax rates means traditionally big-spending teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox cannot just blow past the threshold every season and abide the rate on overages. Ted Berg, For The Win, "FTW Explains: What are MLB players so mad about?," 8 Feb. 2018 Under questioning by Mayor Diane Dixon, City Manager Grace Leung said Edwards’ overages have focused on general aviation and direct community requests for information that can tack 10 to 20 hours to his 25-hour base. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Split Newport Beach council OKs keeping aviation consultant after debate over qualifications," 24 July 2019 Welcome to our overage of the 2019 U.S. Open, the third of four major championships of the season, at Pebble Beach Golf Links in southern California. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "U.S. Open: Live leaderboard, final round updates from Pebble Beach," 16 June 2019 An employee of a business in the 2000 block of Chestnut Avenue reported June 4 that the company received a check of $2,600 from a customer who stated that the extra cash was for transportation costs and asked for the overage back. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Glenview resident reported a $1,500 check cashed against their account using mobile app: Police," 17 June 2019 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

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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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