bid

[c]/bɪd / (say bid)

verb (bade /bæd / (say bad) or bad /bæd / (say bad) or, in certain contexts, bid, bidden or, in certain contexts, bid, bidding)
verb (t)
1. to command; order; direct: bid them depart.
2. to say as a greeting or benediction: to bid farewell.
3. to invite.
4. Commerce to offer, as a price at an auction or as terms in a competition to secure a contract.
5. Cards to enter a bid of a given quantity or suit; call: to bid two no-trumps.
verb (i)
6. to make an offer to purchase at a price.
7. Cards to make a bid: your turn to bid.
noun
8. the act of someone who bids.
9. an offer, as at an auction.
10. the price or terms offered.
11. Cards
a. the number of points or tricks a player undertakes to make.
b. the turn of a person to bid.
12. an attempt to attain some goal or purpose: a bid for power.
phrase
13. bid fair to, to seem likely to.
14. bid in, Commerce to overbid all offers for (property) at an auction in order to retain ownership.
15. bid off the wall,
a. (in an auction where only one person has made a bid) to pretend to accept a competing bid from a fictional bidder to force the real bidder to go higher or to attract a second genuine bidder.
b. such a fictional bid.
16. bid up, Commerce to increase (the market price) by increasing bids.
{Middle English bidde(n), Old English (ge)bidden beg, ask, pray; influenced by Middle English bede(n), Old English bēodan offer, proclaim, command}
bidder, noun
Usage: The inflected forms of bid are complicated by the fact that in Middle English two Old English verbs merged (see etymology). The senses deriving from the Old English verb with the meaning `to offer', that is, defs 4–7, take the past tense bid and the past participle bid. This also applies to the verb phrases (defs 13–16). The senses deriving from the Old English verb meaning `to ask insistently', that is, defs 1–3, take the past tense bade and the past participle bidden.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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