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.
From over- + build. (Wiktionary)