Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To outbid (a person) for something, as at an auction.
  • transitive v. Games To bid more than the value of (one's hand in bridge, for example).
  • intransitive v. To bid higher than the actual value of something.
  • n. A bid higher than another bid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make an excessively high offer to pay or accept a price.
  • v. 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. The announcement of a goal, before starting play, that exceeds the goal actually achieved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bid or offer beyond, or in excess of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To outbid; overpay; do more than pay for.
  • To bid more than a just price; offer more than an equivalent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)

Etymologies

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over- +‎ bid

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