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
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bid, v.t. to offer: to propose: to proclaim, as the banns of marriage: to invite: to command: to make an offer, and to increase the amount offered for a thing—at an auction:—pr.p. bid′ding; pa.t. bid or bade; pa.p. bid, bid′den.—n. an offer of a price.—ns. Bid′der, one who bids or offers a price; Bid′ding, offer: invitation: command; Bid′ding-pray′er, a form of prayer directed to be used before all sermons, lectures, and homilies preached apart from the daily service or holy communion—as university sermons, so called because in it the preacher is directed to bid or exhort the people to pray for certain specified objects.—To bid fair, to seem likely. [A.S. béodan; Goth. biudan, Ger. bieten, to offer.]
bid, v.t. to ask for: (nearly obs.): to pray. [A.S. biddan; Goth. bidjan; Ger. bitten; the connection with Bid, to command, is dub. See Bead.]
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
The numerical value of BID in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.
We want to have the athletes at the center of our bid, we are working with many sportsmen and many Olympians, to present a bid that represents sport.
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
The most suitable bid came from China but certain developments led to delays. We will revisit these matters during this trip. If we receive a proposal that enriches the bid, we will view this positively.
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Translations for BID
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- عرض, عطاءArabic
- моля, каня, анонсирам, оферта, заповядвам, предлагам ценаBulgarian
- Gebot, melden, bieten, reizenGerman
- دو زن داریPersian
- käskeä, tehdä tarjous, pyytää, tarjota, toivottaa, kutsua, tarjousFinnish
- faire une enchère, soumissionner, enchèreFrench
- elrendel, megparancsol, meghívHungarian
- հայտ, [[գնի]] [[առաջարկ]]Armenian
- offerta, fare un'offerta per un'astaItalian
- 入札, [[値]][[を]][[つける]], 付け値Japanese
- gelasten, bieden, uitnodigen, bod, gebieden, biddenDutch
- budNorwegian Nynorsk
- licitação, ordenar, mandarPortuguese
- приглаша́ть, предлагаемая цена, пригласи́ть, заявка, приказа́ть, [[предложи́ть]] [[цена, прика́зывать, [[предлага́ть]] [[цена, ставкаRussian
- bud, bjuda in, bjudaSwedish
- наказа́ти, нака́зуватиUkrainian
- đặt giá, trả giáVietnamese
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