verb (used with object), o·ver·paid, o·ver·pay·ing.
- to pay more than (an amount due): I received a credit after overpaying the bill.
- to pay (a person) in excess.
Origin of overpay
Related formso·ver·pay·ment [oh-ver-pey-muh nt, oh-ver-pey-muh nt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌpeɪ mənt/, nounun·o·ver·paid, adjective
First recorded in 1595–1605; over-
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Examples from the Web for overpayment
Historical Examples of overpayment
If you choose, you may publish the first chapter as an insulated fragment, and charge me with the overpayment.
She lifted her grateful eyes with a look of appreciation that seemed to him overpayment for a service proposed, rather than done.
British Dictionary definitions for overpayment
verb -pays, -paying or -paid
- to pay (someone) at too high a rate
- to pay (someone) more than is due, as by an error
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Word Origin and History for overpayment
c.1600, from over- + pay (v.). Related: Overpaid; overpaying.
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