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Meaning & Definition of Bid in English

English

Bid

/bɪd/

noun

1. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something

    synonym:
  • command
  • ,
  • bid
  • ,
  • bidding
  • ,
  • dictation

2. An attempt to get something

  • "They made a futile play for power"
  • "He made a bid to gain attention"
    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • play

3. A formal proposal to buy at a specified price

    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • tender

4. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • bidding

verb

1. Propose a payment

  • "The swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    synonym:
  • offer
  • ,
  • bid
  • ,
  • tender

2. Invoke upon

  • "Wish you a nice evening"
  • "Bid farewell"
    synonym:
  • wish
  • ,
  • bid

3. Ask for or request earnestly

  • "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • beseech
  • ,
  • entreat
  • ,
  • adjure
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • conjure

4. Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

  • "He called his trump"
    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • call

5. Make a serious effort to attain something

  • "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
    synonym:
  • bid

6. Ask someone in a friendly way to do something

    synonym:
  • invite
  • ,
  • bid

Examples of using

How much did you bid?
When Sony came back with a 100 billion bid, CBS could not refuse.
How much did you bid?