overtime

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ time.

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overtime ‎(countable and uncountable, plural overtimes)

  1. (uncountable) The working time outside of one's regular hours
    Workers are usually paid extra for working overtime.
  2. (sports, countable) An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.
    That last-second shot ties the game 99-99 and sends it to overtime!
  3. (uncountable) The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.

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overtime ‎(not comparable)

  1. Exceeding regular working hours.

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overtime ‎(third-person singular simple present overtimes, present participle overtiming, simple past and past participle overtimed)

  1. (transitive) To measure something incorrectly, as taking more time than it actually did.
    • 1948, Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
      With automatic timing, overtiming is virtually impossible. However, there are inherent inaccuracies in manual timing of telephone messages which, on the average, tend toward overtiming messages []