Overmeasure O"ver*meas`ure, n. Excessive measure; the excess beyond true or proper measure; surplus. [1913 Webster]

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  • Overmeasure — O ver*meas ure, v. t. To measure or estimate too largely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overmeasure — index balance (amount in excess), overage, overestimate, surplus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overmeasure — /oh veuhr mezh euhr/, n. an excessive or surplus measure or amount: an overmeasure of exuberance. [1575 85; OVER + MEASURE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overmeasure — o′ver•meas ure n …   From formal English to slang

  • overmeasure — /oʊvəˈmɛʒə/ (say ohvuh mezhuh) noun 1. an excess amount. –verb (t) 2. to measure above the necessary amount …   Australian English dictionary

  • overmeasure — n. an amount beyond what is proper or sufficient …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keelmen — The Keelmen of Tyne and Wear were a group of men who worked on the keels, large boats that carried the coal from the banks of both rivers to the waiting collier ships. Because of the shallowness of both rivers, it was difficult for ships of any… …   Wikipedia

  • balance — I (amount in excess) noun carry over, excess, extra, leftover, margin, oddments, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, plus, reliquus, remainder, remaining portion, remains, remnant, residual, residual portion, residue, residuum,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • overage — over·age / ō və rij/ n: an amount exceeding a certain sum or quantity: as a: a percentage of the amount of sales grossed by a retail store that is paid under the terms of a lease in addition to a fixed rent b: an amount by which a payment or cost …   Law dictionary

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