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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


  • Germany to bid for 2024 Olympics
    Germany will bid to stage the 2024 Summer Olympics, with Berlin and Hamburg vying for the candidacy. The German Olympic Committee's board approved unanimously on Tuesday to present a bid and will now hear proposals from both cities before selecting the representative in March next year. ''We are confident that it will be a big opportunity for one of th Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • German Olympic chiefs in favour of Summer Games bid
    Germany should bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the board of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) decided on Tuesday with either Berlin or Hamburg the favoured potential candidate. Their unanimous decision will be put to the DOSB General Assembly in Dresden on December 6 -- Germany has not hosted an Olympics since tragedy-marred Munich Games in 1972. Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Stockholm regrets withdrawal of 2022 Games bid
    If the IOC is willing to reopen the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games, Stockholm would be happy to jump back into the race. Stefan Lindeberg, president of the Swedish Olympic Committee, said Tuesday that Stockholm would not have dropped out if it knew then about the changes in the bidding process that are currently being put into place by the IOC. Lindeberg sa Read more on this news related to 'Bid'

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