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RELATED WORDS

advance, offer, price, request, suggestion, proposal, attempt, effort, venture, tender, propose, submit, wish, invite, solicit, hit, submission, sum, declaration, summons

Nearby words

bicycle race, bicycle racing, bicyclic, bicyclic terpene, bicyclist, bid, bid adieu, bid in, bid price, bid up, bid-up

Idioms past bade or (Archaic) bad, past participle bid·den or bid, present participle bid·ding.

    bid fair. fair1(def 29).

Origin of bid

1
before 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg, ask; cognate with Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian, Old High German bittan (German bitten), Old Norse bithja, Gothic bidjan; all < Germanic *bid-ja- (< Indo-European *bhidh-) command, akin to Greek peíthein to persuade, inspire with trust, English bide
SYNONYMS FOR bid
Related formsbid·der, noun
Can be confusedbidder bitter

Definition for bid (2 of 5)

bid

2
[ bid ]
/ bɪd /

verb Archaic.

past participle of bide.

Definition for bid (3 of 5)

bide

[ bahyd ]
/ baɪd /

verb (used with object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.

Archaic. to endure; bear.
Obsolete. to encounter.

verb (used without object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.

to dwell; abide; wait; remain.

Origin of bide

before 900; Middle English biden, Old English bīdan; cognate with Old Frisian bīdia, Old Saxon bīdan, Old High German bītan, Old Norse bītha, Gothic beidan, Latin fīdere, Greek peíthesthai to trust, rely < Indo-European *bheidh-; the meaning apparently developed: have trust > endure > wait > abide > remain
Related formsbid·er, noun

Definition for bid (4 of 5)

b.i.d.


(in prescriptions) twice a day.

Origin of b.i.d.

From the Latin word bis in diē

Definition for bid (5 of 5)

B.I.D.


Bachelor of Industrial Design.
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British Dictionary definitions for bid (1 of 3)

bid

/ (bɪd) /

verb bids, bidding, bad, bade, esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7 bid, bidden or esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7 bid

noun

See also bid in, bid up
Derived Formsbidder, noun

Word Origin for bid

Old English biddan; related to German bitten

British Dictionary definitions for bid (2 of 3)

b.i.d.


abbreviation for (in prescriptions)

bis in die

Word Origin for b.i.d.

Latin: twice a day

British Dictionary definitions for bid (3 of 3)

bide

/ (baɪd) /

verb bides, biding, bided, bode or bided

(intr) archaic, or dialect to continue in a certain place or state; stay
(intr) archaic, or dialect to live; dwell
(tr) archaic, or dialect to tolerate; endure
bide a wee Scot to stay a little
bide by Scot to abide by
bide one's time to wait patiently for an opportunity
Often shortened to: (Scot) byde

Word Origin for bide

Old English bīdan; related to Old Norse bītha to wait, Gothic beidan, Old High German bītan
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Medicine definitions for bid

b.i.d.


abbr.

bis in die (twice a day)
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