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bid

Definition of bid

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

    From Old English verb biddan ‘ask, demand'. Conflation from Old English verb bēodan ‘offer, announce'

Verb

to bid (third-person singular simple present bids, present participle bidding, simple past bade, past participle bidden)

  1. (transitive) To issue a command; to tell.

    He bade me to come in.

  2. (transitive) To invite; to summon; to offer.

    She was bidden to the wedding.

  3. (transitive) To utter a greeting or salutation.

    We bade him farewell.
    1999: "[H]e walked up to the village of Wall and bade good morning to the guards on the gate." - Stardust, Neil Gaiman, page 15 (2001 Perennial Edition).

Etymology 2

    From Old English verb bēodan ‘offer, announce'. Conflation from Old English verb biddan ‘ask, demand'.

Verb

to bid (third-person singular simple present bids, present participle bidding, simple past and past participle bid)

  1. (intransitive) To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price.

    Have you ever bid in an auction?

  2. (intransitive, card games) To announce one's goal, before starting play.
  3. (transitive) To offer as a price.

    She bid £2000 for the Persian carpet.

  4. (transitive, card games) To announce one's goal, before starting play.

Noun

bid (plural bids)

  1. An offer at an auction.
  2. (ultimate frisbee) A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass.

    Nice bid!

Derived terms

  • dummy bid
  • vendor bid

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: bdi
  • dib
  • IBD

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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