Bidding - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪdɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word bidding
Brit.  |ˈbɪdɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word bidding
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to bid

noun

- an authoritative direction or instruction to do something (syn: bid, command, dictation)
- a request to be present(syn: summons)

they came at his bidding

- (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make (syn: bid)

Examples

He plans to stop bidding if the bids go over $500.

Several local companies are bidding for the same job.

The bidding was brisk and sales went well.

As a slave he was required to do his master's bidding without question.

Servants were required to do the mistress's bidding without question.

The auctioneer started the bidding at $100.

The dealers were bidding high prices for the valuable paintings.

Paris is bidding to host the next Olympics.

The two men ended up bidding against each other at the auction.

Bidding for the painting will close on Friday.

The last round of bidding aroused considerable interest.

A surprising number of people were bidding for those rather worthless things at the sale.

The politicians are bidding for our favour by making wild promises that they can't keep.

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