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

  • transitive v. To stay beyond the set limits or expected duration of; outstay: The guests overstayed their welcome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remain present after the agreed or appropriate departure time.
  • v. To remain present beyond the limits of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. stay too long


From over- +‎ stay. (Wiktionary)



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