from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Time beyond an established limit, as:
- n. Working hours in addition to those of a regular schedule.
- n. Sports A period of playing time added after the expiration of the set time limit.
- n. Payment for additional work done outside of regular working hours.
- adv. Beyond the established time limit, especially that of the normal working day: The newspaper staff worked overtime.
- transitive v. To exceed the desired timing for: overtime a photographic exposure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The working time outside of one's regular hours
- n. An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.
- n. The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.
- adv. Exceeding regular working hours.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Time beyond, or in excess of, a limit; esp., extra working time.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Time during which one works beyond the regular hours.
- During extra time: as, to work overtime.
- In photography, to allow too much time in exposure or other treatment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
- n. work done in addition to regular working hours
- adv. beyond the regular time
over- + time (Wiktionary)