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Inflections of ' ' ( bid ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) bids v 3rd person singular bidding v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." bid v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." bade v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Less common) bid v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." bidden v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Less common)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 bid 1 /bɪd/
USA pronunciation v., bade /bæd/ or USA pronunciation bid, bid•den or bid, bid•ding, n. v.
to command (someone to do something): The king bade them (to) rise and speak freely. [~ + object ( + to ) + verb ] Do as I bid you. [~ + object ] Do as I bid. [no object ]
to say as a greeting, wish, etc.: She bid him goodnight. [~ + object + object ] We bid a warm welcome to our distinguished visitors. [~ + object + to + object ]
Businessto offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay: They bid $25,000 (for the job) and got the contract. [~ + object ( + for + object) ] I can't bid (for that vase); I don't have enough money. [no object; (~ + for + object) ]
Games to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards): When my bridge partner bid six diamonds my heart nearly stopped beating. [~ + object ] n.
[ countable ]
an act or instance of bidding.
an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of card tricks: My bid was for five hearts. the turn of a person to bid: Wait; it's my bid.
an invitation: a bid to join a club. an attempt to attain some purpose: made a bid for the nomination.
bid•der, n. [ countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 bid
1 (bid), USA pronunciation v., bade or ( Archaic) bad for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid for 3, 4, 7, 9, 10; bid•den or bid for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid for 3, 4, 7, 9; bid•ding; n. v.t.
to command; order; direct: to bid them depart.
to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish): to bid good night.
Business to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge: [Com. ] They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
Games to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit): [Cards. ] to bid two no-trump.
to summon by invitation; invite. v.i.
to command; order; direct: I will do as you bid.
to make a bid: She bid at the auction for the old chair.
Idioms bid fair. See fair 1 (def. 23).
Business bid in, to overbid all offers for (property) at an auction in order to retain ownership. [Com. ]
Business bid up, to increase the market price of by increasing bids. [Com. ] n.
an act or instance of bidding.
an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of tricks.
the amount of such an offer. the turn of a person to bid.
an invitation: a bid to join the club.
an attempt to attain some goal or purpose: a bid for election. Stock Exchange, BusinessAlso called bid price. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security at a given moment.
bid ′der, n.
Indo-European * bhidh-) command, akin to Greek peíthein to persuade, inspire with trust, English bide Gmc * bid-ja- ( bef. 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg, ask; cognate with Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian, Old High German bittan (German bitten), Old Norse bithja, Gothic bidjan; all
1. charge; See corresponding entry in Unabridged require, enjoin. 3. offer, tender, proffer. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 11. offer, proposal; See corresponding entry in Unabridged proffer. bid
2 (bid), USA pronunciation v. [Archaic. ]
pp. of bide. B.I.D.,
Bachelor of Industrial Design. b.i.d.,
Drugs(in prescriptions) twice a day.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bid / bɪd/ vb ( ) bids, bidding, bad, bade, ( esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid, bidden, ( esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid often followed by for : or against to offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction to respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase ( transitive) to say (a greeting, blessing, etc): to bid farewell to order; command: do as you are bid! ( intransitive) usually followed by for: to attempt to attain power, etc to declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make bid defiance ⇒ to resist boldly bid fair ⇒ to seem probable n an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction the price offered a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable the price or other terms so stated an attempt, esp an attempt to attain power the number of tricks a player undertakes to make a player's turn to make a bid See also bid up Etymology: Old English biddan; related to German bitten ˈbidder n
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