Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To build over or on top of.
  • transitive v. To construct more buildings in (an area) than necessary.
  • transitive v. To build with excessive size or elaboration.
  • intransitive v. To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To perform excessive construction on a building or in an area.
  • v. To build over or on top of another structure.
  • v. To build with excessive size or elaboration.
  • v. To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To build over.
  • transitive v. To build too much; to build beyond the demand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover, overhang, span, or traverse with a building or structure; build over.
  • To build more than the area properly admits of, or than the population requires: as, that part of the town is overbuilt.
  • To build beyond the demand; build beyond one's means.

Etymologies

From over- +‎ build. (Wiktionary)

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