- 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.
Idioms about bidpast bade or (Archaic) bad,past participle bid·den or bid,present participle bid·ding.
Origin of bid1
OTHER WORDS FROM bidbidder, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bidbidder , bitter
Words nearby bid
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Origin of b.i.d.
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How to use bid in a sentence
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
Another crowd moved west in an apparent bid to block the Holland Tunnel.
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.
Here were the sources (in part) of the Po and of the Rhine, but I was rather in haste to bid the former good-bye.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Nor shall we do more hereafter if you do my pleasure now and give this Monsieur de Garnache the answer that I bid you.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Nor can he sell the property to himself, nor authorize any other person to bid and purchase for him either directly or indirectly.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The clerk went as he was bid, but stupified and stunned by the information he had received.
You had better go to him, Dolly, and bid him good bye, before he takes the team to the field.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for bid (1 of 2)
- 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