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[oh-ver-eyj] /ˈoʊ vərˈeɪdʒ/
beyond the acceptable or desired age:
overage for the draft.
older than usual or expected for the activity, position, etc.:
an overage baseball player who still outperforms many rookies.
too old to be serviceable; antiquated:
She drives an overage car.
Origin of overage1
1885-90; over- + age


[oh-ver-ij] /ˈoʊ vər ɪdʒ/
noun, Commerce
an excess supply of merchandise.
the value of goods in excess of the amount called for by stock records; money in excess of the amount called for by sales records.
1940-45; over- + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Does not include taxes, activation charges or overage fees.
  • When he was subsequently found to be overage, his team was disqualified.
  • Nonetheless, as between themselves, the parties are free to provide by contract for compensation for an overage or underage.
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British Dictionary definitions for overage


beyond a specified age
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for overage

"a surplus amount," 1945, a banking term, coined from over on model of shortage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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