"$450,000," called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie's.
He bid quickly and quietly against a second bidder until the lot reached $6.5 million.
It went up for auction on the website Williams & Williams and was snapped up by an anonymous Vietnamese bidder for $900,000.
A bidder next to me paid £3,000 for a black hat, determined to come away with “something.”
Mr. bidder died suddenly from disease of the heart on September 20th, 1878, aged seventy-two years.
It would be possible, indeed, for a bidder to take the article from me by force.
bidder and Schmidt made interesting experiments on dogs bearing upon this point.
And, if glances could have killed, many a bidder would have dropped dead.
The only bidder against my father was an old neighbor, hitherto regarded as a friend, who became the purchaser.
With this reduction of supply Laknes became more of a bidder for dates than ever.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.