Definition of overtime
1 : time in excess of a set limit: such asa : working time in excess of a standard day or weekb : an extra period of play in a contest
2 : the wage paid for overtime
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 of overtime from the Web
A statement from the city government of Weihai says the driver in the May 9 incident had apparently been angered by the halting of his overtime bonus and night work pay.
Estevez, who has since moved on to a gig as director of activities at the fancy Harmony Golf Preserve in Orlando, also claimed the Panthers owed him 1,400 hours in unpaid overtime.
The ministry wraps these two measure together, along with figures for overtime, family allowances and bonuses into its average monthly total cash earnings.
Together, the activists and China Labor Watch were planning to release a report next month accusing the factories of underpaying their workers and forcing them to work excessive overtime.
The Penguins had all of three days to get ready for the Final following a draining slog through the Eastern Conference that included a pair of Game 7 victories, the second a double-overtime thriller against Ottawa on Thursday.
Kunitz snapped a 34-game goal drought with the first goal in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 Game 7 win against Ottawa, and then fired in the winner in double overtime.
The game ended in a 1-1 tie before two scoreless overtime periods forced a shootout.
But their NCAA tournament plans were derailed with an overtime loss to Green Bay in the league tournament semifinals.
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First Known Use of overtime
OVERTIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overtime for English Language Learners
: time spent working at your job that is in addition to your normal working hours
: the money paid for work that is done in addition to your normal working hours
: extra time added to a game when the score is tied at the end of the normal playing time
OVERTIME Defined for Kids
Definition of overtime for Students
1 : time spent working that is more than one usually works in a day or a week
2 : extra time added to a game when the score is tied at the end of the normal playing time
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