- An example of overtime is the ninth hour after an eight-hour work day.
- An example of overtime is the 10th inning in a baseball game.
- An example of overtime is the pay for time and one half for the ninth hour of an eight hour work day.
Overtime is time past the time agreed upon, or pay for work done past the time agreed upon.
- time beyond the established limit
- working time in addition to standard working hours
- pay for work done during this time
- Sports an extra time period added to the game to decide a tie
of, for, or during a period of overtime
transitive verb-·timed′, -·tim′ing
to allow too much time for (a photographic exposure, etc.)
- Time beyond an established limit, as:a. Working hours in addition to those of a regular schedule.b. Sports A period of playing time added after the expiration of the set time limit.
- Payment for additional work done outside of regular working hours.
Beyond the established time limit, especially that of the normal working day: The newspaper staff worked overtime.
transitive verbo·ver·timed, o·ver·tim·ing, o·ver·times
To exceed the desired timing for: overtime a photographic exposure.
(countable and uncountable, plural overtimes)
- (uncountable) The working time outside of one's regular hours
- Workers are usually paid extra for working overtime.
- (sports, countable) An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.
- That last-second shot ties the game 99-99 and sends it to overtime!
- (uncountable) The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.
- Exceeding regular working hours.
over- +"Ž time.