Meaning of overtime


Pronunciation: (n., adv., adj.ō'vur-tīm"v.ō"vur-tīm'), [key]
— n., adv., adj., v., -timed, -tim•ing.
  1. working time before or after one's regularly scheduled working hours; extra working time.
  2. pay for such time (distinguished from straight time).
  3. time in excess of a prescribed period.
  4. an additional period of play for deciding the winner of a game in which the contestants are tied at the end of the regular playing period.
  1. during overtime: to work overtime.
  1. of or for overtime: overtime pay.
  1. to give too much time to (a photographic exposure).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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