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]
verb (-bid; -bidding) Date: circa 1616 intransitive verb1. 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) • overbidnoun
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.