Definitions for BIDbɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bidbɪd(v.)bade; bid; bid•den; bid•ding
(v.t.)to command; order; direct:
to bid them depart.
to say as a greeting, wish, etc.:
to bid good night.
to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay:
They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards).
to offer or declare:
to bid defiance.
(v.i.)to command; order; direct:
Do as I bid.
to make a bid.
bid up, to increase the market price of by increasing bids.
(n.)an act or instance of bidding.
an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of card tricks. the amount of such an offer. the turn of a person to bid.
a bid to join a club.
an attempt to attain some goal or purpose.
the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security during a trading period.
Idioms for bid:
bid fair, to seem likely.
Origin of bid:
bef. 900; ME bidden, OE biddan to beg
(in prescriptions) twice a day.
Origin of b.i.d.:
< L bis in diē
command, bid, bidding, dictation(noun)
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
an attempt to get something
"they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
offer, bid, tender(verb)
propose a payment
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
"wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure(verb)
ask for or request earnestly
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
"He called his trump"
make a serious effort to attain something
"His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make an offer of an amount of money
to bid $3,000 for a painting; bidding at an auction
to make an official offer to do a job
Both contractors bid for the job.
an offer of an amount of money
a bid of $2 million
an official offer to do a job
competing bids for the construction work
an attempt to do sth difficult
Residents joined together in a bid to stop gun crime in the area.
to make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract)
to offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc
to proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known
to order; to direct; to enjoin; to command
to invite; to call in; to request to come
imp. & p. p. of Bid
an offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered
to make a bid; to state what one will pay or take
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3305
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2783
Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Nouns Frequency: #1198
Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Verbs Frequency: #881
Translations for BID
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an offer of a price
a bid of $20.
- تَقْديم أو عَرْض سِعْرArabic
- ofertaPortuguese (BR)
- das AngebotGerman
- προσφορά τιμήςGreek
- הָצַעָת מְחִירHebrew
- नीलाम की बोलीHindi
- siūloma kainaLithuanian
- piesolītā cenaLatvian
- bud, tilbudNorwegian
- предлагаемая ценаRussian
- fiyat teklifiTurkish
- 出價Chinese (Trad.)
- пропонування ціни; заявкаUkrainian
- قیمت کی پیشکشUrdu
- giá bỏ thầuVietnamese
- 出价Chinese (Simp.)
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