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Definitions of surcharge

  1. To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp). Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To charge more than is due; overburden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To overcharge or overload. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To over charge; overload. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. rip off; ask an unreasonable price Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. fill to an excessive degree; "The air was surcharged with tension" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. fill to capacity with people; "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To overload; to overburden; to overstock; specially to put more cattle into a common than the person has a right to do; to make a charge for an imaginary amount of taxation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To overload; to overcharge; to overstock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A charge over the usual or legal rates. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Something printed or written on a postage stamp to give it a new legal effect, as a new valuation, a place, a date, etc.; also (Colloq.), a stamp with a surcharge. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. An excessive charge, load, or burden; a charge beyond what is just and right. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. An excessive load. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. An excessive charge or load. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. An excessive load or burden; overcharge beyond what is just. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A load greater than can be well borne; an extra charge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for surcharge

  1. Then Mr. Poulton may bid good- bye to his surcharge for unless she was six months old on the fifth of April, she cannot be taxed for this year- so his letter is so much waste paper. – The Widow's Dog by Mary Russell Mitford
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