• (GA) IPA: /ˈoʊvɚˌtaɪm/


  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!
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Überstundenzuschlag, Überstundenvergütung, Zuschlag, Überstundenlohn, Mehrarbeitszuschlag
  • Portuguese: hora extra
  • Russian: сверхуро́чные
  • Spanish: tiempo de más, pago overtime, overtime
Translations Adverb

overtime (not comparable)

  1. Exceeding regular working hours.
  2. Beyond the normal or usual extent.
Translations Verb

overtime (overtimes, present participle overtiming; 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
  1. Misspelling of over time

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