[noun, adverb, adjective oh-ver-tahym; verb oh-ver-tahym]
- working time before or after one's regularly scheduled working hours; extra working time.
- pay for such time (distinguished from straight time).
- time in excess of a prescribed period.
- Sports. an additional period of play for deciding the winner of a game in which the contestants are tied at the end of the regular playing period.
- during overtime: to work overtime.
- of or for overtime: overtime pay.
- to give too much time to (a photographic exposure).
Origin of overtime
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Examples from the Web for overtime
Clinkscales is still a cop, and made more than $100,000 in salary and overtime last year.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back
December 5, 2014
The CAP paper estimates that if current trends continue unabated, overtime pay will disappear entirely by 2026.It’s Always Black Friday for Clerks
November 28, 2014
Anotha Day Of Wrk Jst Getn Off… Bossman Alrdy Say He Liking Me and My Wrk Skills And Me Asking Him For Overtime.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading
September 27, 2014
He caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills last weekend.The NFL Is Full of Ray Rices
September 9, 2014
Not surprisingly, the average American puts in a month and a half of overtime each year.Life’s Essentials: Serious Work, Serious Fun.
July 21, 2014
This did not include the amount that might be made by overtime work.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
It wouldn't do his record any good with Trench, but it should put an end to the overtime.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
We will reckon the time from now, with overtime at time and a half.Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels
A good part of the time they spend growling on the subject of overtime.
She called out, “Will they pay time and a half for overtime?”
- work at a regular job done in addition to regular working hours
- (as modifier)overtime pay
- the rate of pay established for such work
- time in excess of a set period
- sport, US and Canadian extra time
- beyond the regular or stipulated time
- (tr) to exceed the required time for (a photographic exposure)
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Word Origin and History for overtime
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