American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To build over or on top of.
- v. To construct more buildings in (an area) than necessary.
- v. To build with excessive size or elaboration.
- v. To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.
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.
- v. transitive To perform excessive construction on a building or in an area.
- v. transitive To build over or on top of another structure.
- v. transitive To build with excessive size or elaboration.
- v. intransitive To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To build over.
- v. To build too much; to build beyond the demand.
- From over- + build. (Wiktionary)
“I expect to "overbuild" in the areas of electricity, and water as most mexicans use very little.”
“E and the $89 million grant application, saying the infrastructure already exists on Guam and an "overbuild" by IT”
“It's also rejected Telecom and Vodafone's proposals to do it for the government and left open the threat of 'overbuild'.”
“NBN Co should be prepared to "overbuild" up to 70,000 km of monopoly backhaul links at a cost of $3.5 billion - except in places where long-term leases on existing dark fibre assets can be secured, according to the NBN”
“The ownership of the hotel and I share the same vision and that is not to overbuild the hotel but to keep it as it was at inception.”
“It's very hard to overbuild in this region, because of urban growth boundaries and a fairly limited supply of developable property," says Randall Pozdena, managing director of ECONorthwest, a Eugene, Ore. -based consultancy.”
“In short, they've yet to overbuild in those markets while long-haul fiber-optical opportunities to connect faster wireless networks heat up.”
“From there, using new open source set-top tech, Verizon's overbuild venture will offer third-party developers the option to hatch its new "Bazaar," in what officials there label the equivalent of the iPhone applications store.”
“More than 45 million homes nationwide have the option of watching up to 11,000 programs a month, at their leisure, from their local cable, satellite or overbuild provider.”
“Their inexperience makes them overbuild: they'll create huge, overcomplicated agreements, and spend hours arguing over irrelevant things.”
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