verb (used with object), bade or (Archaic) bad for 1, 2, 5 or bid for 3, 4; bid·den or bid for 1, 2, 5 or bid for 3, 4; bid·ding.
verb (used without object), bade or (Archaic) bad for 6 or bid for 7; bid·den or bid for 6 or bid for 7; bid·ding.
- an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of tricks.
- the amount of such an offer.
- the turn of a person to bid.
Verb Phrases past and past participle bid, present participle bid·ding.
Idioms past bade or (Archaic) bad, past participle bid·den or bid, present participle bid·ding.
Origin of bid1
Synonyms for bid
Related Words for badetender, propose, submit, wish, invite, solicit, venture, render, present, proffer, call, tell, greet, desire, warn, require, demand, request, instruct, direct
Examples from the Web for bade
Contemporary Examples of bade
Yanukovych bade them farewell and relinquished his right to state guards.Where in the World Is Yanukovych?
February 25, 2014
I did as she bade me, and left her there when the maid came in.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Historical Examples of bade
He lifted Dennet on his shoulder, and bade her wave her parchment.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
When she got out of the car, she bade him good-night and good-bye.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Yates bade good-by to the commander, and walked with his friend out of the camp.In the Midst of Alarms
He bade me hope that Oalava might yet be mine in spite of my poverty.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
But Telephassa bade him remain there, and be happy, if his own heart would let him.Tanglewood Tales
verb bids, bidding, bad, bade, esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7 bid, bidden or esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7 bid
- an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction
- the price offered
- a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable
- the price or other terms so stated
- the number of tricks a player undertakes to make
- a player's turn to make a bid
Word Origin for bid
Old English bæd, past tense of bid (v.).
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.