WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
bade /bæd/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. a pt. of bid.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bade  (bad),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. a pt. of  bid. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
bid1 /bɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  bade /bæd/USA pronunciation  or bid,  bid•den or bid,  bid•ding, n. 
v. 
  1. to command (someone to do something): [+ object (+ to ) + verb]The king bade them (to) rise and speak freely.[+ object]Do as I bid you.[no object]Do as I bid.
  2. to say as a greeting, wish, etc.: [+ object + object]She bid him goodnight.[+ object + to + object]We bid a warm welcome to our distinguished visitors.
  3. Businessto offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay: [+ object (+ for + object)]They bid $25,000 (for the job) and got the contract.[no object;  (~ + for + object)]I can't bid (for that vase); I don't have enough money.
  4. Games to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards):[+ object]When my bridge partner bid six diamonds my heart nearly stopped beating.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of bidding.
  2. Games
    • an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of card tricks:My bid was for five hearts.
    • the turn of a person to bid:Wait; it's my bid.
  3. an invitation: a bid to join a club.
  4. an attempt to attain some purpose:made a bid for the nomination.
bid•der, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bid1  (bid),USA pronunciation v.,  bade  or (Archaic) bad  for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid  for 3, 4, 7, 9, 10;
bid•den  or bid  for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid  for 3, 4, 7, 9;
bid•ding;
 n. 

v.t. 
  1. to command;
    order;
    direct:to bid them depart.
  2. to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish):to bid good night.
  3. Business[Com.]to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge:They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
  4. Games[Cards.]to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit):to bid two no-trump.
  5. to summon by invitation;
    invite.

v.i. 
  1. to command;
    order;
    direct:I will do as you bid.
  2. to make a bid:She bid at the auction for the old chair.
  3. Idiomsbid fair. See  fair 1 (def. 23).
  4. Businessbid in, [Com.]to overbid all offers for (property) at an auction in order to retain ownership.
  5. Businessbid up, [Com.]to increase the market price of by increasing bids.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of bidding.
  2. Games[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.
  3. an invitation:a bid to join the club.
  4. an attempt to attain some goal or purpose:a bid for election.
  5. Stock Exchange, BusinessAlso called  bid price. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security at a given moment.
bidder, n. 
  • Indo-European *bhidh-) command, akin to Greek peíthein to persuade, inspire with trust, English bide
  • Gmc *bid-ja- (
  • bef. 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg, ask; cognate with Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian, Old High German bittan (German bitten), Old Norse bithja, Gothic bidjan; all
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged charge;
      require, enjoin.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged offer, tender, proffer.
    • 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged offer, proposal;
      proffer.

bid2  (bid),USA pronunciation v. [Archaic.]
  1. pp. of  bide. 

B.I.D., 
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design.

  • b.i.d., 
  • Drugs(in prescriptions) twice a day.
    • Latin bis in diē


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    bade /bæd; beɪd/, bad vb
    1. past tense of bid



    bid /bɪd/ vb (bids, bidding, bad, bade, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid, bidden, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid)
    1. often followed by for or against: to offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction
    2. to respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase
    3. (transitive) to say (a greeting, blessing, etc): to bid farewell
    4. to order; command: do as you are bid!
    5. (intransitive) usually followed by for: to attempt to attain power, etc
    6. to declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make
    7. bid defianceto resist boldly
    8. bid fairto seem probable
    n
    1. an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction
    2. the price offered
    3. a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable
    4. the price or other terms so stated
    5. an attempt, esp an attempt to attain power
    6. the number of tricks a player undertakes to make
    7. a player's turn to make a bid

    See also bid upEtymology: Old English biddan; related to German bitten

    ˈbidder n



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