What does overtime mean?

Definitions for overtimeˈoʊ vərˌtaɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overtime.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overtime(noun)

    work done in addition to regular working hours

  2. overtime, extra time(adverb)

    playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie

  3. overtime(adverb)

    beyond the regular time

    "she often has to work overtime"


  1. Overtime(n.)

    (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 a tie score; as, the team won in overtime.


  1. overtime(Noun)

    The working time outside of one's regular hours

    Workers are usually paid extra for working overtime.

  2. overtime(Noun)

    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!

  3. overtime(Noun)

    The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.

  4. overtime(Adverb)

    Exceeding regular working hours.


  1. Overtime

    Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours. Normal hours may be determined in several ways: ⁕by custom, ⁕by practices of a given trade or profession, ⁕by legislation, ⁕by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. Most nations have overtime labor laws designed to dissuade or prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessively long hours. These laws may take into account other considerations than the humanitarian, such as preserving the health of workers so that they may continue to be productive, or increasing the overall level of employment in the economy. One common approach to regulating overtime is to require employers to pay workers at a higher hourly rate for overtime work. Companies may choose to pay workers higher overtime pay even if not obliged to do so by law, particularly if they believe that they face a backward bending supply curve of labour. Overtime pay rates can cause workers to work longer hours than they would at a flat hourly rate. Overtime laws, attitudes toward overtime and hours of work vary greatly from country to country and between different economic sectors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overtime

    ō′vėr-tīm, n. time employed in working beyond the regular hours.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overtime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4213


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overtime in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overtime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anton Lander:

    There's no better feeling than to come back and win in overtime, it's a great team win.

  2. Labor Secretary Tom Perez:

    The rules governing who is eligible for overtime have eroded over the years, in the near future, the public will have an opportunity to weigh in and help us craft a final rule.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    It wasn't an easy game, obviously, we really had to battle all the way to the end. Klay hit a huge shot, and we got a big stop at the end of regulation. We used that momentum into overtime. The defense really carried us in overtime. It was a playoff kind of atmosphere. It was good.

  4. Gordana Miskulin:

    There are already too few of us; we're constantly working overtime, it's no wonder that even nurses in their 50s are leaving, my hospital has not bought me a new uniform in 17 years and the last one I got was from a foreign donation. We now buy uniforms with our own money on Ebay; they're cheaper than those made here.

  5. Gareth Grobler:

    If I buy Bitcoin and transfer it to another person, the price is very likely to change overtime, so I could send $200 worth of Bitcoin to someone, but as the price fluctuates they actually only get say $150. Bitcoin is really only going to be a better deal for someone who really understands financial markets and watches the price constantly. Further solutions need to be developed for mainstream adoption and tangible financial benefits.

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Translations for overtime

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • وقت إضافيArabic
  • přesčasCzech
  • Überstunden, VerlängerungGerman
  • υπερωρίαGreek
  • tiempo de más, pago overtime, overtime, a destajo, con el tiempoSpanish
  • ylityökorvaus, ylityö, jatkoaikaFinnish
  • heures supplémentaires, prolongationFrench
  • seach-thìmScottish Gaelic
  • túlóraHungarian
  • straordinarioItalian
  • オーバータイム, 残業, 延長戦Japanese
  • overtidstillegg, overtidsbetaling, overtidNorwegian
  • overtid, overtidsbetaling, overtidstilleggNorwegian Nynorsk
  • nadgodzinaPolish
  • hora extraPortuguese
  • ore suplimentare plătite, prelungire, ore suplimentareRomanian
  • овертайм, сверхурочные, сверхурочное время, дополнительное время, сверхурочная работаRussian
  • övertidstillägg, övertid, övertidsersättningSwedish
  • fazla mesaiTurkish

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