overtime

noun

over·​time ˈō-vər-ˌtīm How to pronounce overtime (audio)
1
: time in excess of a set limit: such as
a
: working time in excess of a standard day or week
b
: an extra period of play in a contest
2
: the wage paid for overtime
overtime adverb

Examples of overtime in a Sentence

I worked two hours of overtime last week. He was doing a lot of overtime to save for his vacation. How much did you earn last month in overtime? The game went into overtime. They lost the game in overtime.
Recent Examples on the Web Under federal law and Michigan state laws, farmworkers are exempt from overtime compensation requirements, and those who labor on certain small farms are not guaranteed a minimum wage. Alexis J. Handal, The Conversation, 15 July 2024 Former University of Kansas men’s basketball wing Johnny Furphy of the Indiana Pacers hit three 3-pointers and scored 12 points in his NBA Summer League debut — a 97-95 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 13 July 2024 Prior to the overtime order, the grievance says, the MTA would assign unsupervised crews to specific vacation relief supervisors, or else offer overtime pay to other supervisors to take those crew on outside of normal hours. Evan Simko-Bednarski, New York Daily News, 13 July 2024 By the numbers: The new overtime rule would have applied to an estimated88 state employees this month, and nearly 4,000 employees in 2025, per the Society for Human Resource Management. Emily Peck, Axios, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for overtime 

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overtime was in 1791

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“Overtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtime. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

overtime

noun
over·​time ˈō-vər-ˌtīm How to pronounce overtime (audio)
1
: time beyond a set limit
especially : working time beyond a standard day or week
2
: the wage paid for overtime
overtime adverb or adjective
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