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English Dictionary: surcharge by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
surcharge
n
  1. an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
v
  1. charge an extra fee, as for a special service
  2. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    Synonym(s): overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
    Antonym(s): undercharge
  3. fill to capacity with people; "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
  4. print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
  5. fill to an excessive degree; "The air was surcharged with tension"
  6. place too much a load on; "don't overload the car"
    Synonym(s): overload, surcharge, overcharge
  7. show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, v. t.
      To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, n. [F.]
      1. (Railroads) A charge over the usual or legal rates.
  
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, n. [F.]
      1. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater
            than can well be borne.
  
                     A numerous nobility causeth poverty and
                     inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of
                     expense.                                             --Bacon.
  
      2. (Law)
            (a) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the
                  common than he has a right to.
            (b) (Equity) The showing an omission, as in an account,
                  for which credit ought to have been given. --Burrill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surcharged}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Surcharging}.] [F. surcharger. See {Sur-}, and
      {Charge}, and cf. {Overcharge}, {Supercharge}, {Supercargo}.]
      1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge;
            as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
  
                     Four charged two, and two surcharged one. --Spenser.
  
                     Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view,
                     Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      2. (Law)
            (a) 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.
            (b) (Equity) To show an omission in (an account) for which
                  credit ought to have been given. --Story. Daniel.
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