Definitions of surcharge

  1. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  2. charge an extra fee, as for a special service
  3. show an omission in ( an account) for which credit ought to have been given
  4. fill to an excessive degree; " The air was surcharged with tension"
  5. print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
  6. fill to capacity with people; " The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
  7. place too much a load on; " don't overload the car"
  8. To print or write a surcharge on ( a postage stamp).
  9. A charge over the usual or legal rates.
  10. 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.
  11. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
  12. 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.
  13. To show an omission in ( an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
  14. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.
  15. The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to.
  16. The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given.
  17. An excessive charge, load, or burden; a charge beyond what is just and right.
  18. To charge more than is due; overburden.
  19. To overcharge or overload.
  20. An excessive load.
  21. An excessive charge or load.
  22. To over charge; overload.
  23. An excessive load or burden; overcharge beyond what is just.
  24. 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.
  25. To overload; to overcharge; to overstock.
  26. A load greater than can be well borne; an extra charge.

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