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A past participle of bid.
a past participle of bid
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.
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]
(in prescriptions) twice a day.
[< Latin bis in diē]