What does overtime mean?

Definitions for overtime
ˈoʊ vərˌtaɪmover·time

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

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How to say overtime in sign language?

  1. overtime


  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

Examples of overtime in a Sentence

  1. Jack Ma:

    The real 996 is not simply overtime work.

  2. Pablo Guerrero:

    It's New England. I'm very happy. It's overtime, last year it was better.

  3. Kevin Love:

    We were able to force overtime, and then we hit some big shots when we needed to.

  4. Anton Lander:

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

  5. Ben Bishop:

    The first word that comes is frustrated, its tough to end your season in an overtime game.

Images & Illustrations of overtime

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Translations for overtime

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  • 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
  • tăng caVietnamese

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