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bid - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bid' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bid
- of Bid
- of Bid
- imp. & p. p. of Bid.
2 . Bid [ n.]
- An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.
3 . Bid [ v. t.]
- To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
- To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
- To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
- To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
- To invite; to call in; to request to come.
- To pray.
- To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

Meaning of 'bid' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bid [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an attempt to get something
Example in sentence:
  • he made a bid to gain attention;
  • they made a futile play for power
2 . bid [ v]
Meaning (2):
- invoke upon
Example in sentence:
  • bid farewell;
  • wish you a nice evening
Meaning (3):
- make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Example in sentence:
  • He called his trump
Meaning (4):
- make a serious effort to attain something
Example in sentence:
  • His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population
Meaning (5):
- ask for or request earnestly
Example in sentence:
  • The prophet bid all people to become good persons
Meaning (6):
- propose a payment
Example in sentence:
  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting