Bidden



a past participle of bid1 .
invited.
to command; order; direct:
to bid them depart.
to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish):
to bid good night.
Commerce. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge:
They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
Cards. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit):
to bid two no-trump.
to summon by invitation; invite.
to command; order; direct:
I will do as you bid.
to make a bid:
She bid at the auction for the old chair.
an act or instance of bidding.
Cards.

an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of tricks.
the amount of such an offer.
the turn of a person to bid.

an invitation:
a bid to join the club.
an attempt to attain some goal or purpose:
a bid for election.
Also called bid price. Stock Exchange. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security at a given moment.
bid in, Commerce. to overbid all offers for (property) at an auction in order to retain ownership.
bid up, Commerce. to increase the market price of by increasing bids.
bid fair. fair1 (def 29).
past participle of bide.
Historical Examples

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The Coming of the King James Hocking
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
The Search Party G. A. Birmingham
Country Neighbors Alice Brown

verb
a past participle of bid
verb bids, bidding, bad, bade, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid, bidden, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid
often foll by for or against. to offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction
(commerce) to respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase
(transitive) to say (a greeting, blessing, etc): to bid farewell
to order; command: do as you are bid!
(intransitive) usually foll by for. to attempt to attain power, etc
(transitive) to invite; ask kindly: she bade him sit down
(bridge) to declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make
bid defiance, to resist boldly
bid fair, to seem probable
noun

an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction
the price offered

(commerce)

a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable
the price or other terms so stated

an attempt, esp an attempt to attain power
(bridge)

the number of tricks a player undertakes to make
a player’s turn to make a bid

short for bid price
v.
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buoyancy induced dispersion

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  • Bid fair

    free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge. legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair fight. moderately large; ample: a fair income. neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good: fair health. marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising: in a fair way to succeed. Meteorology. (of […]

  • Bid in

    to command; order; direct: to bid them depart. to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish): to bid good night. Commerce. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge: They bid $25,000 and got the contract. Cards. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit): to bid two […]



  • Bid price

    bid1 (def 12). noun (stock exchange) the price at which a stockjobber is prepared to purchase a specific security Compare offer price

  • Bid up

    the act or an instance of increasing the price of something by forcing the bidding upward. the amount of such increase: a bid-up of 100 percent in the last year. to command; order; direct: to bid them depart. to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish): to bid good night. Commerce. to offer (a certain […]



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