overtime etymology

English word overtime comes from English over-, English region

Detailed word origin of overtime

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
region English (eng) (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to [...]
overtime English (eng) Exceeding regular working hours. (sports, countable) An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.. (uncountable) The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.. (uncountable) The working time outside of one's regular hours. (transitive) To measure something incorrectly, as taking more time than it actually did.

Words with the same origin as overtime

Descendants of over-
overboard overcoat overcome overdose overjoyed overload overrated overrun overseas oversight overthrow overweight
Descendants of region
provocation quality