surplus


surplus
01. A [surplus] in the amount of wheat grown this year has caused the price to go down.
02. He doesn't have a gram of [surplus] fat on his body.
03. Unemployment in this country is due to a [surplus] in labor, not because people are too lazy to work.
04. The U.S. is growing increasingly concerned about Japan's growing trade [surplus].
05. The store is going to have a big sale to get rid of some of its [surplus] stock.
06. The [surplus] electricity produced by the hydro-electric project will be sold to the northern U.S. states.
07. The farmers sent their [surplus] wheat to help with the famine in North Korea.
08. Andrew Carnegie once observed that [surplus] wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
09. John ran a store for a number of years selling [surplus] army goods, including clothing, knives, and all sorts of stuff.
10. The first cities were built on land which was rich enough to allow people with simple technology to grow a [surplus] of food in a relatively concentrated area.
11. Many of those who migrate to urban areas are people with low skill levels, who are [surplus] labor in rural areas.
12. The government has pledged to put [surplus] revenues from the tax into a fund to use in times of economic recession.
13. Japan has a larger trade [surplus] with the United States than any other country.
14. Romania does not export any of its oil because it has no [surplus].
15. The Algerian government's tight fiscal policy has lead to a large increase in the country's trade [surplus].
16. Norway has been saving its oil-boosted budget [surpluses] for the time when the country's oil and gas reserves run out.

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  • surplus — [ syrply ] n. m. • v. 1090; de sur et plus 1 ♦ Ce qui excède la quantité voulue. ⇒ excédent, excès, reste. Le surplus d une somme d argent. En surplus. ⇒ supplément. ♢ Écon. Excédent de l offre par rapport à la demande, conduisant à une baisse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • surplus — sur·plus / sər ˌpləs/ n 1 a: an amount that remains when a use or need is satisfied b: an excess of receipts over disbursements c: the value of assets after subtracting liabilities 2: an excess of the net worth of a corporation over the par value …   Law dictionary

  • Surplus — may refer to:* budget surplus, the opposite of a budget deficit * in economics, economic surplus (including producer surplus and consumer surplus), and capital surplus * an excess of production or supply over demand (see supply and demand) *… …   Wikipedia

  • surplus — SURPLÚS, surplusuri, s.n. Ceea ce este în plus, ceea ce depăşeşte necesarul; prisos, excedent. – Din fr. surplus. Trimis de ionel, 29.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SURPLÚS s. excedent, plus, prisos, prisosinţă, (reg.) radăş, (înv.) prisoseală,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Surplus — Sur plus, a. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words. [1913 Webster] When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus tillage, and break no more ground. Carew. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surplus — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. surplus, from M.L. superplus excess, surplus, from L. super over SUPER (Cf. super) + plus more (see PLUS (Cf. plus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • surplus — Surplus, Ce qui reste, Quod superest, Superfluum. Le surplus ou surcroist qu on baille d avantage outre la mesure, Corollarium, Additamentum, Auctarium. Au surplus, Ad haec, Praeterea, Insuper …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • surplus — / sə:pləs/, it. /sur plus/ s. ingl. [dal fr. surplus sovrappiù ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (econ.) a. [differenza positiva tra entrate e uscite] ▶◀ attivo, avanzo, plusvalenza, utile. ◀▶ passivo, perdita. b. [ciò che è in più] ▶◀ avanzo,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • surplus — n *excess, superfluity, surplusage, overplus Analogous words: *remainder, residue, residuum Antonyms: deficiency surplus adj *superfluous, supernumerary, extra, spare Contrasted words: *needful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surplus — [adj] extra de trop, excess, in excess, leftover, odd*, over, remaining, spare, superfluent, superfluous, supernumerary, too much, unused; concepts 560,781,824 Ant. essential, lacking, necessary, needing, wanting surplus [n] extra material… …   New thesaurus

  • surplus — [sʉr′plus΄, sʉr′pləs] n. [ME < OFr < sur , above (see SUR 1) + L plus, more (see PLUS)] 1. a quantity or amount over and above what is needed or used; something left over; excess 2. a) the excess of the assets of a business over its… …   English World dictionary