Definition for bidden (2 of 3)
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.
Origin of bid1
Definition for bidden (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for bidden
He took the hand that was offered to him, but took it awkwardly, and sat down as he was bidden.Lady Anna|Anthony Trollope
But I shall say that I was bidden of you, and then you will have to make an excuse.Symposium|Plato
For answer Lot had bidden Burr open his desk and bring him a certain paper from a certain corner.Madelon|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Her only strength was in the voices which had bidden her to deliver Orleans and to crown the King.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
He had a visible hold upon him; Number One trembled before him, and did what he was bidden to do.Young Mr. Barter's Repentance|David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for bidden (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for bidden (2 of 2)
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