re·​bid (ˌ)rē-ˈbid How to pronounce rebid (audio)
rebid; rebid; rebidding; rebids
transitive : to offer a new opportunity to make a bid for (something)
The city is rebidding the highway improvement project.
They rebid the project with a few changes, she said, and then received seven bids.Kristyne E. Demske
intransitive : to make a bid again for something
rebid for a contract
transitive + intransitive bridge : to bid (one's previously bid suit) again
rebid spades
rebidding in hearts
rebid noun
plural rebids
… the more important structural and façade repairs can proceed without having to put the entire project out to a rebid. The Telegram & Gazette
Opening one spade provides you with a more convenient rebid Dan Romm

Examples of rebid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When South opened and rebid in hearts, Cy raised to game — and then had to watch his partner try to make it. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 To rebid a five-card suit is permissible but not desirable. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 24 Feb. 2024 That includes a $500,000 grant from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The department plans to rebid the project, Remington said, and begin work in 2024. Journal Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2024 With a minimum 6-4 hand, most experts would rebid two hearts to suggest a minimum. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 The auction may be competitive; the opening bidder may rebid two diamonds. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 Developers for those projects are expected to rebid next year. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 21 July 2023 Avangrid plans to rebid its Commonwealth Wind project in this round, hoping for higher prices. Jon Chesto,, 6 June 2023 The city abandoned its recycling program in 2020 after a vendor contract expired and attempts to rebid the service failed. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebid was in 1885

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“Rebid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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