surplus, n. 1. surfeit, superabundance, plethora, glut, satiety, excess; flood, deluge, inundation, spate, avalanche, landslide, riot, drug on or in the market, supersaturation; oversupply, overmeasure, overabundance, overload; overdose, too much of a good thing. 2. remainder, remnants, residue, residuum, remains, balance, rest.
-adj. 3. extra, space, unused; remaining, surviving, unconsumed; excess, superfluous, redundant,
surprise, v. 1. astonish, amaze, astound, stun, Inf. flabbergast, Inf. snow, Sl. blow away, Sl. blow one's mind; overwhelm, overpower, Inf bowl over, Inf. floor, Inf. knock or throw one for a loop, Inf. set back on one's heels; hit like a ton of bricks, Inf. hit between the eyes.
2. take by surprise, take unawares, catch off-guard, catch napping; catch red-handed, catch in the act, catch in flagrante delicto, Sl. catch with one's pants down, Sl. catch dead to rights.
3. ambush, U.S. bushwhack, Inf. jump; pounce upon, fall upon, descend upon, swoop down upon; come out of nowhere, drop from the clouds, come like a bolt from the blue; blitz.
4. pop, spring [s.t.] on [s.o.].
-n. 5. bolt from the blue, bombshell, shocker, blow; eyeopener, revelation; ace in the hole, card or ace up one's sleeve.
6. amazement, astonishment, astoundment, marvel-ment, wonder, wonderment, breathless wonder, awe.
7. marvel, phenomenon, prodigy, miracle, rarity, portent, sensation, Sl. stunner.
8. surprise attack, Inf. sneak attack, Pearl Harbor,
surprising, adj. 1. amazing, astounding, astonishing, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, incredible; unusual, uncommon, unwonted, unfamiliar.
2. unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked-for; sudden, like a bolt from the blue; stunning, foudroyant, jolting, jarring,
surrealistic, adj. bizarre, weird, erratic, freakish, grotesque, Inf freaky, Sl. rum, Sl. far-out; dadaistic, absurd, phantasmagoric, nightmarish, Kafkaesque; strange, unusual, uncommon, unconventional, unorthodox, uncustomary; irregular, odd, oddish, peculiar, curious, queer, extraordinary, fantastic, incredible, inconceivable; fey, supernatural, preternatural, out of this world.
surrender, v. 1. yield, deliver up, turn over, hand in, part with; render, remit; release, let go of, quit one's hold on, yield control of; relinquish, renounce, forsake, forgo, Law. disclaim; abdicate, resign, Chiefly Scot. demit; transfer, give over, cede, make over, convey, sign away, waive, Law. demise.
2. give oneself up, turn oneself in, throw oneself at the mercy of, Inf. hands-up.
3. lose hope of, despair of, give up, abandon, quit, Sl. pack it in, give up the ship, cry quits, cry craven, throw up one's hands, throw in the sponge or the towel; resign oneself to, grin and bear it, lie down and die.
4. capitulate, submit, succumb to; fall, bite the dust, lay down arms, raise the white flag; acquiesce, comply, accede, give in, cry or say uncle; concede, back down, eat crow, eat humble pie, retract, recant, eat one's words; truckle, defer to, kneel to, bend or bow before, fall at [s.o.'s] feet.
-n. 5. capitulation, submission, yielding; acquiescence, compliance, accedence, concession, nonresistance; homage, prostration, deference.
6. relinquishment, renunciation, abnegation, abdication, resignation, Archaic, demission; transfer, transferal, transference, Law. conveyance, ceding, leasing, handing over; release, quittance, acquittance, aban-