—n. 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.
—adv. during overtime: to work overtime.
—adj. of or for overtime: overtime pay.
—v.t. to give too much time to (a photographic exposure).