noun Date: 1536 1. time in excess of a set limit: as a. working time in excess of a standard day or week b. an extra period of play in a contest 2. the wage paid for overtime • overtime adverb

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  • overtime — o‧ver‧time [ˈəʊvətaɪm ǁ ˈoʊvər ] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours: • Is there any limit on your ability to work overtime? • Staff at the bank will begin an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overtime — O ver*time , n. 1. Time beyond, or in excess of, a limit; esp., extra working time. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sports) An extra period of time provided to play a game, beyond the end of the normal period allowed for the game, for the purpose of resolving …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overtime — [ō′vər tīm΄; ] for v., usually [ ō΄vər tīm′] n. 1. time beyond the established limit, as of working hours 2. pay for work done in such a time 3. Sports an extra time period added to the game to decide a tie adj., adv. of, for, or during a period… …   English World dictionary

  • overtime — n. Time worked in addition to normal working hours. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • overtime — (n.) time above the regular hours of work, 1846, from OVER (Cf. over) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.). Sporting sense first attested 1921, in an ice hockey context …   Etymology dictionary

  • overtime — ► NOUN 1) time worked in addition to one s normal working hours. 2) N. Amer. extra time played at the end of a tied game. ► ADVERB ▪ in addition to normal working hours …   English terms dictionary

  • Overtime — For other uses, see Overtime (disambiguation). Part of a series on Organiz …   Wikipedia

  • overtime — o|ver|time [ˈəuvətaım US ˈouvər ] n [U] 1.) time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours ▪ six hours overtime ▪ They re working overtime to get the job finished. ▪ He s been doing a lot of overtime recently. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overtime — noun 1 work ADJECTIVE ▪ excessive ▪ Doctors work excessive unpaid overtime. ▪ paid, unpaid ▪ forced, mandatory (both AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • overtime — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)taɪm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Overtime is time that you spend doing your job in addition to your normal working hours. He would work overtime, without pay, to finish a job... Union leaders had urged miners to vote in favour of an overtime… …   English dictionary

  • overtime — o|ver|time1 [ ouvər,taım ] noun uncount * 1. ) extra hours that someone works at their job: work overtime: I ve been working a lot of overtime lately. overtime work/pay/rates a ) the money that someone is paid for the extra hours they work: Do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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