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Noun: bidding  bi-ding
  1. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    - command, bid, dictation
     
  2. A request to be present
    "they came at his bidding";
    - summons
     
  3. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    - bid
Verb: bid (bade,bidden,bidding, also bid)  bid
  1. (auction) propose an amount you are prepared to pay for something
    - offer, tender
     
  2. Invoke upon
    "bid farewell";
    - wish
     
  3. Ask for or request earnestly
    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons";
    - beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
     
  4. (card game) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
    "He bade his trump";
    - call
     
  5. Make a serious effort to attain something
    "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
     
  6. Ask someone in a friendly way to do something
    - invite

Derived forms: biddings

Type of: greet, invitation, play, plead, recognise [Brit], recognize, request, seek, speech act, statement

Part of: bridge

Encyclopedia: Bidding

Bid, Razavi Khorasan