Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To make an excessively high offer to pay or accept a price.
  • verb intransitive, card games To announce a goal, before starting play, that exceeds the goal actually achieved.
  • noun An excessively high offer to pay or accept a price.
  • noun card games The announcement of a goal, before starting play, that exceeds the goal actually achieved.

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

  • noun a bid that is higher than preceding bids
  • verb bid more than the object is worth
  • verb to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
  • noun (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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