What does bid mean?

Definitions for bid

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bid.

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bid

    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.]

  2. Bid

    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.]

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bid in a Sentence

  1. Rupert Murdoch:

    Given Comcast's bid for Sky, we are considering our options.

  2. Greg Rutherford:

    We have tried to get it 100 percent ready in time. Sadly I have made it worse on the first landing and I am currently unable to move my neck, the doctor thinks it is a bad whiplash but it won't affect my Double Olympic bid. I am positive the British Athletics medical staff will be able to fix it over the next week.

  3. Yao Ming:

    The Beijing 2022 bid would make Chinese people understand more about sport, and as the Winter Olympics feature more outdoor events than the Summer Games, it will get more Chinese involved in sport.

  4. Ulrich Spiesshofer:

    Recent media reports that we will bid for our German competitor Kuka are pure speculation.

  5. Mark Sanford:

    What we have here is an opening bid.

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Translations for bid

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  • عرض, عطاءArabic
  • моля, каня, анонсирам, оферта, заповядвам, предлагам ценаBulgarian
  • žádatCzech
  • budDanish
  • Gebot, melden, bieten, reizenGerman
  • προσφοράGreek
  • licitaciónSpanish
  • دو زن داریPersian
  • käskeä, tehdä tarjous, pyytää, tarjota, toivottaa, kutsua, tarjousFinnish
  • faire une enchère, soumissionner, enchèreFrench
  • बोलीHindi
  • 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
  • pitiMāori
  • gelasten, bieden, uitnodigen, bod, gebieden, biddenDutch
  • budNorwegian Nynorsk
  • budNorwegian
  • licitação, ordenar, mandarPortuguese
  • приглаша́ть, предлагаемая цена, пригласи́ть, заявка, приказа́ть, [[предложи́ть]] [[цена, прика́зывать, [[предлага́ть]] [[цена, ставкаRussian
  • ponudaSerbo-Croatian
  • ponúdbaSlovene
  • bud, bjuda in, bjudaSwedish
  • ประมูลThai
  • наказа́ти, нака́зуватиUkrainian
  • đặt giá, trả giáVietnamese
  • 出價Chinese

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