Definition of Overstay

1. Verb. Stay too long. "Overstay or outstay one's welcome"

Exact synonyms: Outstay
Generic synonyms: Abide, Bide, Stay



Definition of Overstay

1. v. t. To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time.

Definition of Overstay

1. Verb. (intransitive) To remain present after the agreed or appropriate departure time. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To remain present beyond the limits of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overstay

1. to stay beyond the limits or duration of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overstay

overstamp
overstamped
overstamping
overstamps
overstand
overstare
overstared
overstares
overstaring
overstate
overstated
overstatement
overstatements
overstates
overstating
overstay (current term)
overstay one's welcome
overstayed
overstaying
overstays
oversteepened
oversteer
oversteered
oversteering
oversteers
overstep
overstepped
overstepping
oversteps
overstimulate

Literary usage of Overstay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"... orders issued by the commanders of several departments caused the compulsory return of other*. In a corresponding degree the temptation to overstay ..."

2. Literary Recollections by Richard Warner (1830)
"I hear the village chime; I fear I've overstay'd my time, And shall not reach my humble shed, Before my wife is gone to bed ; So, with a wish, ..."

3. Illegal Aliens: Despite Data Limitations, Current Methods Provide Better by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The nonimmigrant overstay method assumes country of citizenship to be the ... However, we found that there is more variability of apparent overstay rates ..."

4. Illegal Immigration: Southwest Border Strategy Results Inconclusive; More by Barry Jay Seltser, Evi L. Rezmovic, Barbara A. Stolz (1998)
"The INS overstay estimates for 1996 contain a projection based on earlier overstay data, thus the total estimate is subject to considerable uncertainty. ..."

5. Migration and the Labour Market in Asia: Recent Trends and Policies by Nihon Rōdō Kyōkai (2003)
"The overstay rate was 0.2% comprising 7.196 overstayers from ... The origins of overstayers are shown in Table 27 and 'overstay rates' calculated as a ..."

6. The India List and India Office List by India Office, Great Britain India Office, Great Britain (1819)
"... namely:— (i) To accumulate Privilege Leave up to three (ii) To overstay any Privilege Leave due by fifteen days without forfeiting pay or appointment, ..."

7. The India List and India Office List by Great Britain India Office (1902)
"... up to three (ii) To overstay any Privilege Leave due by fifteen days without forfeiting pay or appointment provided that, in the case pi such overstay, ..."

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