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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)

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.

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."