Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To stay beyond the set limits or expected duration of; outstay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stay or delay beyond; stay beyond the limits or duration of: as, to overstay one's time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To stay beyond the time or the limits of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To remain present after the agreed or appropriate departure time.
  • verb transitive To remain present beyond the limits of.

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

  • verb stay too long

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ stay.

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