Dictionary

overbook

overbook

verb over·book \ˌō-vər-ˈbk\

: to allow too many people to buy tickets or to reserve seats, tables, rooms, etc.

Full Definition of OVERBOOK

transitive verb
:  to issue reservations for (as an airplane flight) in excess of the space available
intransitive verb
:  to issue reservations in excess of the space available

Examples of OVERBOOK

  1. The flight was overbooked, and I got bumped off.
  2. The airline overbooked the flight.
  3. The doctor's office called and said that they overbooked the appointments for today.

First Known Use of OVERBOOK

1903

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: overbootPrevious Word in the Dictionary: overboardAll Words Near: overbook
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears