from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To sleep beyond one's usual or intended time for waking.
  • transitive v. To sleep beyond the time for: I overslept my appointment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To involuntarily stay sleeping longer than planned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To sleep too long.
  • transitive v. To sleep beyond.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sleep beyond: as, to oversleep the usual hour of rising.
  • To sleep beyond the proper or desired time of waking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. sleep longer than intended


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