Bidding



command; summons; invitation:
I went there at his bidding.
bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received:
The bidding began furiously.
a bid.
do someone’s bidding, to submit to someone’s orders; perform services for someone:
After he was promoted to vice president at the bank, he expected everyone around him to do his bidding.
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.
Contemporary Examples

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What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox June 18, 2011
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Old Flaws in Obama’s New Foreign Policy Leslie H. Gelb May 27, 2014
London Auctions Brook Mason June 24, 2010

Historical Examples

The Shadow Mary White Ovington
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
King Alfred’s Viking Charles W. Whistler
Beneath an Umbrella (From “Twice Told Tales”) Nathaniel Hawthorne
History Of Ancient Civilization Charles Seignobos

noun
an order; command (often in the phrases do or follow the bidding of, at someone’s bidding)
an invitation; summons
the act of making bids, as at an auction or in bridge
(bridge) a group of bids considered collectively, esp those made on a particular deal
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.
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Spanish Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Inter-American Development Bank)
buoyancy induced dispersion

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