What does "Surcharge" mean?


(n.) An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne (n.) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to (n.) The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given (v. t.) To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

Synonyms hook, plume, pluck, fleece, soak, rob, overload, gazump, overcharge

Example: "The air was surcharged with tension" Example: "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"

Word Family surcharges