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bid

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verb \ˈbid\

Definition of bid

bade

play play \ˈbad, ˈbād\ or

bid

;

bidden

play \ˈbi-dən\ or

bid

also

bade

;

bidding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a obsolete :  beseech, entreatb :  to issue an order to :  tell did as I was bidc :  to request to come :  invite were bidden to the wedding

  3. 2 :  to give expression to bade a tearful farewell

  4. 3a :  offer —usually used in the phrase to bid defiance The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. — William Pittb past tense and past participle bid (1) :  to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance The contractor bid $10,000 less than his nearest competitor. (2) card games :  to make a bid (see 2bid 4) of or in (a suit at cards) bid one spade

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make a bid (see 2bid) Several other companies bid on the job.

bidder

noun

bid fair

  1. :  to seem likely a movie that bids fair to become a big hit

Examples of bid in a Sentence

  1. I'll bid $100 for the lamp but no higher.

  2. He plans to stop bidding if the bids go over $500.

  3. She bid for a desk and a chair.

  4. Several local companies are bidding for the same job.

  5. His company bid on the snow removal contract.

  6. He bid and I passed.

  7. We did as we were bid .

Origin and Etymology of bid

partly from Middle English bidden, from Old English biddan; akin to Old High German bitten to entreat, and perhaps to Sanskrit bādhate he presses; partly from Middle English beden to offer, command, from Old English bēodan; akin to Old High German biotan to offer, Greek pynthanesthai to examine, Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment


First Known Use: before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of bid

command, order, bid, enjoin, direct, instruct, charge mean to issue orders. command and order imply authority and usually some degree of formality and impersonality. command stresses official exercise of authority. a general commanding troops order may suggest peremptory or arbitrary exercise. ordered his employees about like slaves bid suggests giving orders peremptorily (as to children or servants). she bade him be seated enjoin implies giving an order or direction authoritatively and urgently and often with admonition or solicitude. a sign enjoining patrons to be quiet direct and instruct both connote expectation of obedience and usually concern specific points of procedure or method, instruct sometimes implying greater explicitness or formality. directed her assistant to hold all calls the judge instructed the jury to ignore the remark charge adds to enjoin an implication of imposing as a duty or responsibility. charged by the President with a secret mission

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bid

noun

Definition of bid

  1. 1a :  the act of one who bids (see 1bid)b :  a statement of what one will give or take for something is now accepting bids for the renovation project; especially :  an offer of a price made a bid of $100 for the paintingc :  something offered as a bid

  2. 2 :  an opportunity to bid It's your bid.

  3. 3 :  invitation a bid to join the sorority

  4. 4 card games a :  an announcement of what a cardplayer proposes to undertakeb :  the amount of such a bid a 3-heart bidc :  a bridge hand on which one may reasonably bid

  5. 5 :  an attempt or effort to win, achieve, or attract a bid for reelection

Examples of bid in a Sentence

  1. Bids for the painter's work have been quite high at recent auctions.

  2. She had the highest bid.

  3. He made a bid of $100 for the painting.

  4. He made the opening bid.

  5. The company is accepting bids for the renovation project.

Origin and Etymology of bid

see 1bid


First Known Use: 1788


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bid

abbreviation

Definition of bid

  1. twice a day

Origin and Etymology of bid

Latin bis in die


BID

abbreviation

Definition of BID

  1. bachelor of industrial design


BID Defined for English Language Learners

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bid

play
verb \ˈbid\

Definition of bid for English Language Learners

  • : to offer to pay (a particular amount of money) for something that is being sold : to make a bid at an auction

  • : to offer to do work for a particular price

  • : to say how many points you are trying to win in a card game

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bid

noun

Definition of bid for English Language Learners

  • : an offer to pay a particular amount of money for something

  • : an offer to do a job for a particular price

  • : an attempt to win, get, or do something


BID Defined for Kids

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bid

play
verb \ˈbid\

Definition of bid for Students

bade

\ˈbad\ or

bid

;

bidden

\ˈbi-dən\ or

bid

;

bidding

  1. 1 :  1order 2, command Do as I bid you.

  2. 2 :  to express to We bade our guests good-bye.

  3. 3 :  to make an offer for something (as at an auction) I bid $25 for a painting.

bidder

noun

2

bid

play
noun

Definition of bid for Students

  1. 1 :  an offer to pay a certain sum for something or to do certain work at a stated fee

  2. 2 :  an attempt to win, achieve, or attract But that bid for glory was a failure. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer


Medical Dictionary

bid

abbreviation

Medical Definition of bid

  1. twice a day—used in writing prescriptions

Origin and Etymology of bid

Latin bis in die


Law Dictionary

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bid

play
verb \ˈbid\

Legal Definition of bid

bid

bidding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to offer (a price) for payment or acceptance
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a bid :  state what one will pay or take in payment

bidder

noun

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bid

noun

Legal Definition of bid

  1. 1 :  the act of one who bids

  2. 2a :  a statement of what one will pay for something b :  a statement of what one (as a contractor) will charge for something (as supplies or labor)

  3. 3 :  an opportunity to bid



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