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bid meaning and definition

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BID noun

Definition of bid (noun)

  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  2. an attempt to get something
    • "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
    • synonyms: play
  3. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  4. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

BID verb

Definition of bid (verb)

  1. propose a payment
    • "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    • synonyms: offer, tender
  2. invoke upon
    • "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
    • synonyms: wish
  3. ask for or request earnestly
  4. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
    • "He called his trump"
    • synonyms: call
  5. make a serious effort to attain something
    • "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  6. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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