bid

bid
bid1 [bid]
vt.
BADE, bidden, bidding; for vt. 3, 6, 8 & for vi., the pt. & pp. are always bid, bade or bid, bid [ME bidden, to ask, plead, pray < OE biddan < IE base * bheidh-, to urge, compel; meaning and form merged with ME beden, to offer, present < OE beodan, to command, decree < IE base * bheudh-, to be alert, announce]
1. Obs. to beseech or implore
2. to command, ask, or tell [do as you are bidden]
3. to offer (a certain amount) as the price or fee that one will pay or accept
4. to declare openly [to bid defiance]
5. to express in greeting or taking leave [bid farewell to your friends ]
6. Informal to offer membership to [the fraternity may bid five new men]
7. Now Chiefly Dial. to invite
8. Card Games to state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
vi.
to make a bid
n.
1. a bidding of an amount
2. the amount bid
3. a chance to bid
4. an attempt or try [a bid for fame ]
5. Informal an invitation, esp. to become a member
6. Card Games
a) the act of bidding
b) the number of tricks, suit, etc. stated in a bid
c) a player's turn to bid
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bid fair
to seem likely (to be or do something)
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☆ bid in
at an auction, to bid more than the best offer on one's own property in order to keep it
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bid up
to raise the amount bid
bidder
n.
bid2 [bid]
vi.
obs. pp. of BIDE

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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