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Bid Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
  • (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  • a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  • an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  • ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  • ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  • invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
  • make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  • propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
  • make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an authoritative direction or instruction to do something ,
  • an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" ,
  • a formal proposal to buy at a specified price ,
  • (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

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Bid Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An auction is a place where people can buy or sell things. People say how much they will pay for something and the person who is willing to pay the most gets the item.

The amount people will pay is called a bid. The person in charge of the auction is the auctioneer. He or she usually has a hammer, which they will knock when a bid is accepted.

Some auctions only let you place one bid. Some let you change your bid if someone else bids higher. There is also another kind called a Dutch auction. In a Dutch auction, the auctioneer starts off with a price that is much too high and then makes it lower until somebody makes a bid. That person will then buy the item.

Recently, people have also started to do auctions online. The most popular online auction place is EBay.



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'Bid' example sentence in quotations


* A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain. - William Shakespeare

* Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. - Marie Louise De La Ramee

* I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. - Terence


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Bid Sample Sentences in News


  • Mexico's Angeles withdraws bid for Espirito Santo health unit
    * UnitedHealth Group also pitched bid LISBON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Angeles has withdrawn its 430-million-euro ($541 million) bid for Portugal's Espirito Santo Saude, saying it was unable to go above China's Fosun offer for the hospital business of the indebted Espirito Santo family. Grupo Angeles initially offered 4.3 euros a share and rais Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Zimbabwe submits bid to host 2017 African Cup
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe has formally submitted a bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations, the first attempt by the troubled country to host a major sports event since its contentious co-hosting of the cricket World Cup over a decade ago. Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Family Dollar says state attorneys general to probe Dollar General bid
    (Reuters) - (This September 26 story is refiled to add paragraph that says certain state attorneys general are also investigating Dollar Tree's bid) Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will investigate larger rival Dollar General Corp's takeover bid over competitive concerns. Family Dollar spurn Read more on this news related to 'Bid'

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