Definitions for BIDbɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bidbɪd(v.)bade; bid; bid•den; bid•ding

  1. (v.t.)to command; order; direct:

    to bid them depart.

  2. to say as a greeting, wish, etc.:

    to bid good night.

  3. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay:

    They bid $25,000 and got the contract.

    Category: Business

  4. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards).

    Category: Games

  5. to offer or declare:

    to bid defiance.

  6. to invite.

  7. (v.i.)to command; order; direct:

    Do as I bid.

  8. to make a bid.

  9. bid up, to increase the market price of by increasing bids.

    Category: Business

  10. (n.)an act or instance of bidding.

  11. 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.

    Category: Games

  12. an invitation:

    a bid to join a club.

  13. an attempt to attain some goal or purpose.

  14. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security during a trading period.

    Category: Business

Idioms for bid:

  1. bid fair, to seem likely.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bid:

bef. 900; ME bidden, OE biddan to beg



  1. (in prescriptions) twice a day.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of b.i.d.:

< L bis in diē

Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, bid, bidding, dictation(noun)

    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

  2. bid, play(noun)

    an attempt to get something

    "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

  3. bid, tender(noun)

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

  4. bid, bidding(verb)

    (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

  5. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  6. wish, bid(verb)

    invoke upon

    "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"

  7. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure(verb)

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

  8. bid, call(verb)

    make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

    "He called his trump"

  9. bid(verb)

    make a serious effort to attain something

    "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

  10. invite, bid(verb)

    ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bid(verb)ɪd

    to make an offer of an amount of money

    to bid $3,000 for a painting; bidding at an auction

  2. bidɪd

    to make an official offer to do a job

    Both contractors bid for the job.

  3. bid(noun)ɪd

    an offer of an amount of money

    a bid of $2 million

  4. bidɪd

    an official offer to do a job

    competing bids for the construction work

  5. bidɪd

    an attempt to do sth difficult

    Residents joined together in a bid to stop gun crime in the area.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bid

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  2. Bid

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  3. Bid(verb)

    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)

  4. Bid(verb)

    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

  5. Bid(verb)

    to proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known

  6. Bid(verb)

    to order; to direct; to enjoin; to command

  7. Bid(verb)

    to invite; to call in; to request to come

  8. Bid

    imp. & p. p. of Bid

  9. Bid(noun)

    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

  10. Bid(verb)

    to pray

  11. Bid(verb)

    to make a bid; to state what one will pay or take

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3305

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2783

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Nouns Frequency: #1198

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BID' in Verbs Frequency: #881

Anagrams of BID

  1. IBD

  2. dib

Translations for BID

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an offer of a price

a bid of $20.

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