Bid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪd|  American pronunciation of the word bid
Brit.  |bɪd|  British pronunciation of the word bid
irregular verb:  p.t. — bid  p.p. — bid


- an authoritative direction or instruction to do something (syn: bidding, command, dictation)
- an attempt to get something (syn: play)
he made a bid to gain attention
- a formal proposal to buy at a specified price (syn: tender)
- (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make (syn: bidding)


- propose a payment (syn: offer, tender)
- invoke upon (syn: wish)
bid farewell
- ask for or request earnestly (syn: adjure, beseech, conjure, entreat, press)
The prophet bid all people to become good persons
- make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands (syn: call)
- make a serious effort to attain something
His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population
- ask someone in a friendly way to do something (syn: invite)

Extra examples

I'll bid $100 for the lamp but no higher.

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

She bid for a desk and a chair.

Several local companies are bidding for the same job.

His company bid on the snow removal contract.

He bid and I passed.

We did as we were bid .

Bids for the painter's work have been quite high at recent auctions.

She had the highest bid.

He made a bid of $100 for the painting.

He made the opening bid.

The company is accepting bids for the renovation project.

She made a bid for the nomination.

He made a bid to regain his former influence.

The dealers were bidding high prices for the valuable paintings.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bid
he/she/it: bids
present participle: bidding
past tense: bid
past participle: bid
singular: bid
plural: bids
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