Origin of overtime

First recorded in 1530–40; over- + time

Example sentences from the Web for overtime

British Dictionary definitions for overtime


noun (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)

  1. work at a regular job done in addition to regular working hours
  2. (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

adverb (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)

beyond the regular or stipulated time

verb (ˌəʊvəˈtaɪm)

(tr) to exceed the required time for (a photographic exposure)