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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OVERBID', v.t.
1. To bid or offer beyond.
2. To bid or offer more than an equivalent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a bid that is higher than preceding bids
2: (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand) [syn: overbid, overcall] v
1: to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
2: bid more than the object is worth [ant: underbid]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-bid; -bidding) Date: circa 1616 intransitive verb 1. to bid in excess of value 2. a. to bid more than the scoring capacity of a hand at cards b. British to make a higher bid than the preceding one transitive verb to bid beyond or in excess of; especially to bid more than the value of (one's hand at cards) overbid noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. (-bidding; past and past part. -bid) 1 tr. make a higher bid than. 2 tr. (also absol.) Bridge a bid more on (one's hand) than warranted. b overcall. --n. a bid that is higher than another, or higher than is justified. Derivatives: overbidder n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overbid O`ver*bid", v. t. To bid or offer beyond, or in excess of. --Dryden.



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