bidden

[ bid-n ]
/ ˈbɪd n /

verb

a past participle of bid1.

adjective

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Definition for bidden (2 of 3)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bid

bid·der, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bid

bidder bitter

Definition for bidden (3 of 3)

bid2
[ bid ]
/ bɪd /

verb Archaic.

past participle of bide.
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British Dictionary definitions for bidden (1 of 2)

bidden
/ (ˈbɪdən) /

verb

a past participle of bid

British Dictionary definitions for bidden (2 of 2)

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 forms of bid

bidder, noun

Word Origin for bid

Old English biddan; related to German bitten
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