bidden


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bid·den

 (bĭd′n)
v.
A past participle of bid.

bidden

(ˈbɪdən)
vb
a past participle of bid

bid

(bɪd)

v. bade bid, bid•den bid, bid•ding, v.t.
1. to command; order; direct: to bid them depart.
2. to say as a greeting, wish, etc.: to bid good night.
3. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay: They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
4. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards).
5. to offer or declare: to bid defiance.
6. to invite.
v.i.
7. to command; order; direct: Do as I bid.
8. to make a bid.
9. bid up, to increase the market price of by increasing bids.
n.
10. an act or instance of bidding.
11.
a. an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of card tricks.
b. the amount of such an offer.
c. the turn of a person to bid.
12. an invitation: a bid to join a club.
13. an attempt to attain some goal or purpose.
14. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security during a trading period.
Idioms:
bid fair, to seem likely.
[before 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg]
bid′der, n.

b.i.d.

(in prescriptions) twice a day.
[< Latin bis in diē]
References in classic literature ?
Now if there is anything mortifying to out feelings when we are young, it is to be told that, and to be bidden to "run away, dear" is still more trying to us.
How being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, and bidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of a wicked nineveh, jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, fled from his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by taking ship at Joppa.
She took history with Alice Robinson's class, which was attacking the subject of the Revolution, while Rebecca was bidden to begin with the discovery of America.