Definitions for bid

Definitions for (noun) bid

Main entry: bid, play

Definition: an attempt to get something

Usage: they made a futile play for power; he made a bid to gain attention

Main entry: bid, bidding

Definition: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

Main entry: bid, tender

Definition: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

Main entry: command, bid, bidding, dictation

Definition: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Definitions for (verb) bid

Main entry: press, conjure, entreat, beseech, bid, adjure

Definition: ask for or request earnestly

Usage: The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Main entry: bid, invite

Definition: ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Main entry: bid, wish

Definition: invoke upon

Usage: wish you a nice evening; bid farewell

Main entry: bid

Definition: make a serious effort to attain something

Usage: His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population

Main entry: tender, offer, bid

Definition: propose a payment

Usage: The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Main entry: bid, call

Definition: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

Usage: He called his trump

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