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sur·plus

surplus

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr pluhs [or] suhr pls
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: the amount that goes beyond what is needed or required; an extra amount.
There is a surplus of winter wheat this year.
synonyms:
excess
antonyms:
shortage
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: more than what is necessary; extra.
They gave us the surplus apples from their orchard.
synonyms:
excess, extra
antonyms:
insufficient
similar words:
excessive, odd, spare
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