A date on or before which something must be completed.
‘I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!’;
Late; especially, past a deadline or too late to fulfill a need.
‘his library books were three days overdue;’; ‘my car is overdue for an oil change;’; ‘she finally left on a long overdue vacation’;
(archaic) A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
Due and more than due; delayed beyond the proper time of arrival, payment, return, etc.; as, an overdue vessel; an overdue note; a book overdue at the library; an overdue payment.
(archaic) A line that does not move. en
past due; not paid at the scheduled time;
‘an overdue installment’; ‘a delinquent account’;
(archaic) A boundary around a prison, prisoners crossing which would be shot.
(military) To render an item non-mission-capable; to ground an aircraft, etc.
the point in time at which something must be completed