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.
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Idioms for 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
Definition for bid (2 of 4)
Definition for bid (3 of 4)
Origin of b.i.d.
Definition for bid (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for bid
Same with the Pac-12, although if USC or Oregon win out, they’ll get the fourth bid.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?|John Feinstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Microsoft’s Search Network can help you reach consumers planning to purchase, so be sure to target those audiences by applying audience targeting bid modifiers to your holiday ads and shopping campaigns.Don’t miss out on the most unpredictable holiday season yet|Sponsored Content: Microsoft Advertising|November 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
High-profile women of color won their election bids, including the four representatives—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib—known as “The Squad.”The U.S. is too far behind the rest of the world when it comes to women in government|jakemeth|November 16, 2020|Fortune
There, she became the youngest person — and first woman — to present an arbitration case, ultimately winning Chicago its bid over pitcher Alex Fernandez’s salary.Kim Ng’s Hiring Could Be The Start Of Something Special In Miami|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|November 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Last week, she lost a congressional bid in a landslide – 19 points, as of the latest ballot count – to Sara Jacobs, who has never held elective office and lost a race in a different congressional district in 2018.
It went up for auction on the website Williams & Williams and was snapped up by an anonymous Vietnamese bidder for $900,000.America’s Tiniest Town Is Sold And Renamed PhinDeli Town Buford, Wyoming|Nina Strochlic|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He bid quickly and quietly against a second bidder until the lot reached $6.5 million.
"$450,000," called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie's.
Bidder replied with a deprecating smile: "What other concerns are there of our importance and size?"Dawson Black: Retail Merchant|Harold Whitehead
A man who had made money in iron-mines in the County of Durham was a bidder, and finally offered £240 for the holding.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)|William Henry Hurlbert
Second, he knows whether the bidder under consideration is dependable or inclined to skimp in hidden but essential points.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
But Mr. Bidder, dying to mount his hobby-horse, and not caring how, said it was not at all curious.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
Some players hesitate about doubling a bid of two, preferring to take the chance of forcing the bidder higher.Auction of To-day|Milton C. Work
British Dictionary definitions for bid (1 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