Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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
Noun: bid  bid
  1. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    - command, bidding, dictation
  2. An attempt to get something
    "he made a bid to gain attention";
    - play
  3. A formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    - tender
  4. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    - bidding

Derived forms: bidding, bidden, bade, bids

Type of: attempt, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], greet, offer, offering, play, plead, recognise [Brit], recognize, request, seek, speech act, statement, try

Part of: bridge

Encyclopedia: Bid, South Khorasan