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overtime

[n., adv., adj. oh-ver-tahym; v. oh-ver-tahym] /n., adv., adj. ˈoʊ vərˌtaɪm; v. ˌoʊ vərˈtaɪm/
noun
1.
working time before or after one's regularly scheduled working hours; extra working time.
2.
pay for such time (distinguished from straight time).
3.
time in excess of a prescribed period.
4.
Sports. an additional period of play for deciding the winner of a game in which the contestants are tied at the end of the regular playing period.
adverb
5.
during overtime:
to work overtime.
adjective
6.
of or for overtime:
overtime pay.
verb (used with object), overtimed, overtiming.
7.
to give too much time to (a photographic exposure).
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; over- + time
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British Dictionary definitions for over time

overtime

noun (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)
1.
  1. work at a regular job done in addition to regular working hours
  2. (as modifier): overtime pay
2.
the rate of pay established for such work
3.
time in excess of a set period
4.
(sport, US & Canadian) extra time
adverb (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)
5.
beyond the regular or stipulated time
verb (ˌəʊvəˈtaɪm)
6.
(transitive) to exceed the required time for (a photographic exposure)
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Word Origin and History for over time

overtime

n.

"time above the regular hours of work," 1846, from over- + time (n.). Sporting sense first attested 1921, in an ice hockey context.

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