American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To outbid (a person) for something, as at an auction.
- v. Games To bid more than the value of (one's hand in bridge, for example).
- v. To bid higher than the actual value of something.
- n. A bid higher than another bid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To outbid; overpay; do more than pay for.
- To bid more than a just price; offer more than an equivalent.
- v. intransitive To make an excessively high offer to pay or accept a price.
- v. intransitive, card games To announce a goal, before starting play, that exceeds the goal actually achieved.
- n. An excessively high offer to pay or accept a price.
- n. card games The announcement of a goal, before starting play, that exceeds the goal actually achieved.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bid or offer beyond, or in excess of.
- n. a bid that is higher than preceding bids
- v. bid more than the object is worth
- v. to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
- n. (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)
- over- + bid (Wiktionary)
“a compromise, a "modified Vickrey" where if the overbid is more than $10, the winning team would get the player for the cost of the second-highest bid, plus”
“Whether this persistent "overbid" in implied volatility will continue depends entirely on the risk appetites of traders and on the ability of the market to stay calm and gleeful - an increase in days like Wednesday and Thursday of last week would make options prices more nearly fairly valued.”
“And it would also decrease U.S. imports from other countries (as Chinese consumers overbid us more often), and increase U.S. exports to other countries (as we underbid Chinese producers more often).”
“The credit selloff looks like an overbid market returning to rational pricing," analysts at Amherst Securities Group LP wrote in a report this week.”
“A joint venture allows developers the freedom from worry about who will fund a project or if they overbid then who will come in with equity, he said.”
“Last year, Manganese Ore India's IPO was overbid 56 times.”
“But not as terrible as the woman on the Price Is Right must feel, the one who overbid her showcase by just $100.”
“Hopefully, there will be an overbid so there will be more money available to pay these administrative claims," said Stephen Karotkin of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a lawyer for Blockbuster.”
“A trading partner that has substantial dollar reserves can overbid his competitors and buy all existing certificates.”
“Mentally, it seemed people were irrationally willing to overbid for a large payout, and the likelier the payout, the more they'd overpay.”
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