Definition of Bid

1. Noun. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.

Exact synonyms: Bidding, Command, Dictation
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Countermand, Order, Charge, Commission, Direction, Commandment, Injunction, Behest, Open Sesame
Derivative terms: Command, Dictate, Dictate

2. Verb. Propose a payment. "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
Exact synonyms: Offer, Tender
Category relationships: Auction, Auction Sale, Vendue
Entails: Bargain, Dicker
Specialized synonyms: By-bid, Subscribe, Overbid, Underbid, Outbid, Underbid
Derivative terms: Bidder, Offer, Tender

3. Noun. An attempt to get something. "He made a bid to gain attention"
Exact synonyms: Play
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

4. Verb. Invoke upon. "Bid farewell"
Exact synonyms: Wish
Specialized synonyms: Congratulate, Felicitate
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Derivative terms: Wish

5. Noun. A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
Exact synonyms: Tender
Generic synonyms: Offer, Offering
Specialized synonyms: Overbid, Buyout Bid
Derivative terms: Tender, Tender

6. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
Exact synonyms: Adjure, Beseech, Conjure, Entreat, Press
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Biddable, Bidding

7. Noun. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
Exact synonyms: Bidding
Group relationships: Bridge
Category relationships: Bridge
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Contract, Declaration, Takeout, Overbid, Overcall, Pre-empt, Preempt, Preemptive Bid

8. Verb. Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands. "He called his trump"
Exact synonyms: Call
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Play
Specialized synonyms: Raise, Double, Outcall, Underbid, Outbid, Overbid, Preempt
Derivative terms: Bidder, Bidding, Caller

9. Verb. Make a serious effort to attain something. "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
Generic synonyms: Seek

10. Verb. Ask someone in a friendly way to do something. "They bid him to write the letter"
Exact synonyms: Invite
Generic synonyms: Request
Specialized synonyms: Allure, Tempt, Challenge
Derivative terms: Biddable, Bidding, Invitation

Definition of Bid

1. v. t. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).

2. n. An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.

3. v. i. To pray.

Definition of Bid

1. Initialism. (medicine) ''Bis in die'': twice a day, two times per day. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To issue a command; to tell. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To invite; to summon; to offer. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To utter a greeting or salutation. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To offer as a price. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To make an attempt. ¹

8. Verb. (ambitransitive card games) To announce (one's goal), before starting play. ¹

9. Verb. (obsolete) To proclaim (a bede, prayer); to pray. ¹

10. Noun. An offer at an auction. ¹

11. Noun. (context: ultimate frisbee) A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass. ¹

12. Noun. An attempt, effort, or pursuit (of a goal). ¹

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Definition of Bid

1. to make a bid (an offer of a price) [v BADE, BIDDEN, BIDDING, BIDS]

Medical Definition of Bid

1. To be taken twice a day (morning and evening). (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bid

bicyclic monoterpenol dehydrogenase
bid (current term)
bid adieu
bid fair
bid one's time
bid price
bid prices
bid size
bid sizes

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