overbid

verb
over·bid | \ˌō-vər-ˈbid \
overbid; overbidding

Definition of overbid 

intransitive verb

1 : to bid in excess of value

2a : 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)

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from overbid

overbid \ˈō-vər-ˌbid \ noun

Examples of overbid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In theory, the new tax code could deter buyers from overbidding for a home and therefore eventually bring prices down. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, "New challenges for Bay Area home buyers in Trump tax plan," 2 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'overbid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of overbid

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overbid

Dictionary Entries near overbid

overbend

overberg

overbias

overbid

overbill

overbit

overbite

Statistics for overbid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overbid

The first known use of overbid was circa 1616

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on overbid

See words that rhyme with overbid

Comments on overbid

What made you want to look up overbid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!