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v. o·ver·built (-bĭlt′), o·ver·build·ing, o·ver·builds
1. To build over or on top of.
2. To construct more buildings in (an area) than necessary.
3. To build with excessive size or elaboration.
4. To make more sturdy than would ordinarily be considered necessary.
To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.
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There did not appear to be much business stirring; and some unfinished buildings and improvements seemed to intimate that the city had been overbuilt in the ardour of 'going- a-head,' and was suffering under the re-action consequent upon such feverish forcing of its powers.
Russell Wharnecliffe Lockback, with its overbuilt construction, is a workhorse dressed to the nines.
The co-op was amenable to providing a light and air easement because, under current zoning regulations, the building is already overbuilt.
Florida is one of the most overbuilt states in the U.S., according to a new report by housing market research firm Metrostudy.
Northwest Arkansas is overbuilt, Israel acknowledged, and lease rates are falling.
He theorizes that the structure was overbuilt to accommodate for the site's poor soil conditions.
Spain overbuilt its fleet in the 1980s, and fish off of Chile like the Patagonian toothfish (marketed in the United Stales and Europe as sea bass and in Latin America as merluza or bacalao) have paid the price ever since.
David Inglis, assistant director of airport development at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that the airport - which will have the world's largest terminal at 563,000 square meters - is oversized, overbuilt and will be expensive to maintain.
Peck: Regarding tight resources, some say it's a matter of waiting for an overbuilt market to catch up with itself for things to loosen up a bit.
Each year, problems with meeting new federal regulations, staffing requirements, overbuilt markets, and encroaching competition challenge even the most proficient leaders.
Farms were suffering, the banking system was unstable, and industry was overbuilt. Also, wages hadn't kept up with profits, limiting people's buying power.