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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


  • Durban to confirm bid for Commonwealth Games in 2022
    South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid. A short ceremony in London is set to confirm the east coast city as the lone contender to stage the quadrennial, 71-nation multisport event. The 600-page, 30-centimetre thick bid book will be handed to Commo Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal
    Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress. "I believe this effort is fruitless and it should not be an impediment to an agreement," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a joint press confere Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Italy minister rules out talks with Mediaset over Rai Way bid
    Italy's Economy Minister ruled out talking to Mediaset about any renewed bid for Rai Way, the transmission towers unit of state broadcaster Rai [RAI.UL], reiterating that the government intended to keep its majority stake. Mediaset, Italy's biggest private broadcaster, said last week it would seek to acquire control of Rai Way, which was listed last year a Read more on this news related to 'Bid'

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