overtime

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ time.

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Noun[edit]

overtime (countable and uncountable, plural overtimes)

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

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Adverb[edit]

overtime (not comparable)

  1. Exceeding regular working hours.
  2. Beyond the normal or usual extent.
    • 1996, Jon Byrell, Lairs, Urgers and Coat-Tuggers, Sydney: Ironbark, page 186:
      He worked his mighty money-spinner overtime.

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Verb[edit]

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 []

Prepositional phrase[edit]

overtime

  1. Misspelling of over time.