intransitive verb-·slept′, -·sleep′ing
to sleep past the intended time for getting up
verbo·ver·slept, o·ver·sleep·ing, o·ver·sleeps
To sleep beyond one's usual or intended time for waking.
To sleep beyond the time for: I overslept my appointment.
(third-person singular simple present oversleeps, present participle oversleeping, simple past and past participle overslept)
- (intransitive) To sleep for longer than planned.
- I overslept and was late for school.
- To sleep beyond.
- to oversleep one's usual hour of rising