Definition of "bid" []

  • To issue a command to; direct. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter (a greeting or salutation). (verb-transitive)
  • To invite to attend; summon. (verb-transitive)
  • Games To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards): bid four hearts. (verb-transitive)
  • To offer or propose (an amount) as a price. (verb-transitive)
  • To offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase (verb)
  • To say (a greeting, blessing, etc) (verb)
  • To order; command (verb)
  • To attempt to attain power, etc (verb)
  • To invite; ask kindly (verb)
  • To declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make (verb)
  • An offer of a specified amount, as at an auction (noun)
  • The price offered (noun)
  • A statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable (noun)
  • The price or other terms so stated (noun)
  • An attempt, esp an attempt to attain power (noun)
  • The number of tricks a player undertakes to make (noun)
  • A player's turn to make a bid (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bid" in a sentence
  • "Not that I’m planning to bid, but: if I *bid* $2,500 – or $25,000 – and no-one else raises the ante above $2,025.01, presumably I’d win at $2,050 or so."
  • "The fact that these three different techniques yield such similar results suggests that awareness of Murkowski's write-in bid is high and her support is solidifying."
  • "Juan Martin Del Potro to mount another title bid and it is likely to prove a stretch too far for Mardy Fish, while dangerous floaters Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic will fall short."