What does bidding mean?

Definitions for bidding
ˈbɪd ɪŋbid·ding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, bid, bidding, dictationnoun

    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

  2. bidding, summonsnoun

    a request to be present

    "they came at his bidding"

  3. bid, biddingnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Biddingnoun

    Command; order.

    Etymology: from bid.

    How, say’st thou, that Macduff denies his person
    At our great bidding? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    At his second bidding, darkness fled,
    Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. John Milton, Parad. Lost, b. iii. l. 712.


  1. Bidding

    Bidding is an offer (often competitive) to set a price tag by an individual or business for a product or service or a demand that something be done. Bidding is used to determine the cost or value of something. Bidding can be performed by a person under influence of a product or service based on the context of the situation. In the context of auctions, stock exchange, or real estate, the price offer a business or individual is willing to pay is called a bid. In the context of corporate or government procurement initiatives, in Business and Law school students actively bid for high demand elective courses that have a maximum seat capacity though a course bidding process using pre allocated bidding points or e-bidding currency on course bidding systems. The price offer a business or individual is willing to sell is also called a bid. The term "bidding" is also used when placing a bet in card games. Bidding is used by various economic niches for determining the demand and hence the value of the article or property, in today's world of advanced technology, the Internet is a favoured platform for providing bidding facilities; it is a natural way of determining the price of a commodity in a free market economy. Many similar terms that may or may not use the similar concept have been evolved in the recent past in connection to bidding, such as reverse auction, social bidding, or many other game-class ideas that promote themselves as bidding. Bidding is also sometimes used as ethical gambling in which the prize money is not determined solely by luck but also by the total demand that the prize has attracted towards itself.


  1. bidding

    Bidding is the process of offering a certain amount of money or price for a product, service or contract during an auction or other competitive situation, with the intention of purchasing or acquiring the said item. Generally, the item goes to the highest bidder, i.e., the one who offers the highest amount or price.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bidding

    of Bid

  2. Biddingnoun

    command; order; a proclamation or notifying

  3. Biddingnoun

    the act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction


  1. Bidding

    Bidding is an offer of setting a price one is willing to pay for something. A price offer is called a bid. The term may be used in context of auctions, stock exchange, card games, or real estate.Bidding is used by various economic niche for determining the demand and hence the value of the article or property, in today's world of advance technology, Internet is one of the most favourite platforms for providing bidding facilities, it is the most natural way of determining the price of a commodity in a free market economy.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bidding is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bidding surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bidding.

    82.2% or 88 total occurrences were White.
    14% or 15 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bidding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bidding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bidding in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince.

  2. Franco Chimenti:

    It's not as foolish an idea as one might think, if The Molinaris play The Molinaris cards right The Molinaris could win this( bidding contest).

  3. George Lucas:

    I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God's bidding.

  4. Brahm Wachter:

    We saw tremendous bidding up until the moment the sale closed, with the value more than doubling in the final hour alone, that coupled with strong international bidding from six countries on four continents shows not only the incredible appeal of Michael Jordan... but also that sneaker collecting is truly a global and growing market.

  5. Jonathan Miller:

    A typical amount is 5 % to 7 % of transactions have bidding wars. The high was 31 % in 2015, bidding wars are rising slowly around New York. Heavy sales volume is expected and inventory will not be able to keep up. That will press prices higher this year.

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