bid is the dictionary form of bade Definition of bid
1. [ verb ] propose a payment; as at sales or auctions
Synonyms: offer tender

"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

Related terms: subscribe overbid underbid by-bid underbid outbid auction offer bidder bargain bargain
2. [ verb ] ask for or request earnestly
Synonyms: beseech press adjure conjure entreat

"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Related terms: plead adjuration
3. [ verb ] invoke upon
Synonyms: wish

"wish you a nice evening" "bid farewell"

Related terms: greet congratulate regard
4. [ noun ] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Synonyms: command bidding dictation
Related terms: speech_act order commandment injunction commission open_sesame behest countermand command dictate
5. [ verb ] (bridge,games) make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Synonyms: call

"He called his trump"

Related terms: play underbid preempt outcall outbid overbid raise double card_game bidder
6. [ noun ] an attempt to get something
Synonyms: play

"they made a futile play for power" "he made a bid to gain attention"

Related terms: attempt
7. [ verb ] make a serious effort to attain something

"His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

Related terms: seek
8. [ verb ] ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Synonyms: invite
Related terms: request challenge tempt bidding
9. [ noun ] a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
Synonyms: tender
Related terms: offer overbid buyout_bid offer tender
10. [ noun ] (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
Synonyms: bidding
Related terms: statement declaration contract takeout overbid preemptive_bid bridge
Similar spelling:   Baade