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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


  • Osisko Announces TSX Approval for Normal Course Issuer Bid
    Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is pleased to announce that the Toronto Stock Exchange has approved the Corporation's notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid . Under the terms of the Bid, Osisko ... Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Back for more: Will Pfizer top its AstraZeneca bid?
    Pfizer's $110 billion bid for AstraZeneca was one of the biggest business stories of 2014 - so could a new bid be one of the biggest stories in 2015? Read more on this news related to 'Bid'
  • Angola's dos Santos sticks to her bid price for Portugal Telecom
    LISBON (Reuters) - Angolan entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos will maintain her takeover offer of 1.35 euros a share for Portugal Telecom, considering it fair despite the stock's 25 percent rise since her bid almost three weeks ago, a source said. The source close to dos Santos said the offer by her Terra Peregrin company - which values the whole Portugal Telecom Read more on this news related to 'Bid'

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