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
Related formsbid·der, noun
Can be confusedbidder bitter
Definition for bid (2 of 5)
Definition for bid (3 of 5)
verb (used with object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
verb (used without object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
Origin of bide
Related formsbid·er, noun
Definition for bid (4 of 5)
Origin of b.i.d.
Definition for bid (5 of 5)
Examples from the Web for bid
He lost his bid for a fourth term to George Pataki that year.
Get ready to bid farewell to the spitfire Bobby Bottleservice and big booty player Ref Jeff.
Sen. Mary Landrieu did everything she could Monday night to salvage the shards of her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
Take the Cup away from Russia now, and we will have the time for countries to bid afresh for 2018.
Lohse rushes Sigma Alpha Epsilon, gets a bid, endures pledge term, and then submits to the dehumanizing rigors of Hell Night.
And now, Mr. Jason, your device being accomplished, I suppose I may bid you good-night?Sport Royal|Anthony Hope
Think sez I, I hope to gracious I haint made a coot of myself, and bid up too high.
His short stories were bid for by the magazines, and his prices climbed and climbed.Cap'n Warren's Wards|Joseph C. Lincoln
And now, accompanying this mysterious Zanoni, am I compelled to bid a short farewell to Naples.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
Brutus sends Lucilius and Titinius to bid the commanders lodge their companies for the night, and then all come to him.The Rising of the Court|Henry Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for bid (1 of 3)
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