What does bid mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, bid, bidding, dictationnoun

    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

  2. bid, playnoun

    an attempt to get something

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

  3. bid, tendernoun

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

  4. bid, biddingverb

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

  5. offer, bid, tenderverb

    propose a payment

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

  6. wish, bidverb

    invoke upon

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

  7. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjureverb

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

  8. bid, callverb

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

    "He called his trump"

  9. bidverb

    make a serious effort to attain something

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

  10. invite, bidverb

    ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bid

    of Bid

  2. Bid

    of Bid

  3. Bidverb

    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. Bidverb

    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. Bidverb

    to proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known

  6. Bidverb

    to order; to direct; to enjoin; to command

  7. Bidverb

    to invite; to call in; to request to come

  8. Bid

    imp. & p. p. of Bid

  9. Bidnoun

    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. Bidverb

    to pray

  11. Bidverb

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. bidnoun

    5-10 years in jail. I won't be happy til my last nigga finish his bid all on the top. -- Styles P. (Who Do You Expect) My man INF left a Tech and a 9 at my crib/Turned himself in, he had to do a bid. -- The Notorious B.I.G. (Gimme The Loot) "Got set up for a 8 year bid" Grand Master Flash ((Love is) The Message)

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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. Steven Rutkovsky:

    We're still seeing some active bid processes in these last couple of weeks of the year, and there will probably be some spillover into the early part of next year.

  2. Sami Khoreibi:

    There's more activity than ever before. In the next 12 months we expect more contracts as we bid for projects across this region, there's a massive increase in solar power installations in the Mena region. This year we will see contracts 10 times more than last year.

  3. Malay Mukherjee:

    They offer inadequate food and stay options which can be harmful, and the most dangerous, in a bid to save costs, they pass off cooks as experienced sherpas.

  4. Peter Moore:

    And Corcoran Group's Corcoran Group, if the seller doesn't accept, my buyer already has their eyes on another home and will bid similarly there.

  5. Anshul Agarwal:

    In stark contrast to the typical post-earnings selloff in implied volatility, McDonald's options have seen a consistently high bid since the announcement of the turnaround plan.

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  • عرض, عطاءArabic
  • моля, каня, анонсирам, оферта, заповядвам, предлагам ценаBulgarian
  • žádatCzech
  • budDanish
  • Gebot, melden, bieten, reizenGerman
  • προσφοράGreek
  • ofertoEsperanto
  • 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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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. elan
    • B. dint
    • C. secession
    • D. peccadillo

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