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
Right, but the loophole is the visa overstay, which is not the same as keeping out people we don't want to enter under any circumstances by denying them even a transit visa.
The decision to take him into custody on August 15, 2001, on the INS "overstay" charge was a deliberate one to counter that threat and was based on the agents 'reasonable suspicions.
You will wonder perhaps why I "overstay," since I frankly admit that I'm "fed up" with too much scenery and too much information.
The House says it "does not believe that the proposed system will put an end to the 'overstay' phenomenon as such".
The best part about the restaurant is ... you know how when you tend to 'overstay' yourself in some restaurants, the restaurant purposely turns off the air-con or stops refilling your glass of water/tea as a hint to tell you to f*ck off?
There is no probability that she would try to overstay any visa.
Also, people overstay their visas because there is no other way for them to keep legal status in this country.
After all, we also have British, Russian, French, and other nationalities who overstay their visas.
Our experience is that the Immigration Service at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City scrutinizes very carefully all applications and will tend to reject those from people who, in their opinion, may overstay their visa or not return at all to Mexico.
Unfortunately, pretty much all of Jacqueline's advice falls on deaf ears, as Teresa tells her, "You really don't know ... it's between me and my brother," and then proceeds to overstay her welcome by a few hours.