overstay overstay  /ˌoʊ vər ˈsteɪ/


  • (v) stay too long


  1. And he worries about the continued lack of tracking ability for foreign nationals who overstay their visas.
  2. The government still lacks a system for determining whether immigrants who enter legally overstay their visas, as two 911 hijackers did.
  3. You don't want to overstay your welcome in one of those magic lands or it'll rotate away from the tree with you in it.


  • Hotels step up to help ease wildfire evacuees' burden

    Many of the evacuated residents from the Carpenter 1 wildfire are staying with friends and family, but for many, it's a tricky situation because they are reluctant to overstay their...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: News 3 Las Vegas


  1. "Without modifications, the proposed bill could devalue the importance of family reunification, replace the current group of undocumented immigrants with a new undocumented population consisting of guest workers who will overstay their visas, and...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  2. "Sometimes they overstay their welcome just by that little, tiny percent. There's a sweet spot for running length where the audience comes out feeling elated, feeling they actually want more. Reaching that sweet spot takes a lot of discipline,"...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: David Yates Source: Washington Post

  3. "Monetary policy must therefore be careful not to overstay a very expansionary setting," Stevens told lawmakers at a parliamentary committee hearing in Canberra today.
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Glenn Stevens Source: BusinessWeek

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /