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bid·ding

 (bĭd′ĭng)
n.
1. A demand that something be done; a command.
2. A request to appear; a summons.
3. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games: The bidding was higher than expected.

bidding

(ˈbɪdɪŋ)
n
1. an order; command (often in the phrases do or follow the bidding of, at someone's bidding)
2. an invitation; summons
3. the act of making bids, as at an auction or in bridge
4. (Bridge) bridge a group of bids considered collectively, esp those made on a particular deal

bid•ding

(ˈbɪd ɪŋ)

n.
1. command; summons: I went there at his bidding.
2. bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received.
Idioms:
do someone's bidding, to submit to someone's orders or wishes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bidding - an authoritative direction or instruction to do somethingbidding - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
countermand - a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
order - (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
commission, direction, charge - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
commandment - something that is commanded
injunction - a formal command or admonition
behest - an authoritative command or request
open sesame - a magical command; used by Ali Baba
2.bidding - a request to be presentbidding - a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
invitation - a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away"
3.bidding - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to makebidding - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
contract, declaration - (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
takeout - (bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit
overcall, overbid - (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
preempt, pre-empt, preemptive bid - a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

bidding

noun
2. offer, proposal, auction, tender The bidding starts at £2 million.

bidding

noun
An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
Translations
أمْـر، طَلَب، عَرْض
nabídnutívýzva
bud
árveréslicitlicitálás
uppboî
prihodiť

bidding

[ˈbɪdɪŋ] N
1. (at auction) → ofertas fpl, puja f
the bidding opened at £5la primera puja fue de 5 libras
there was keen bidding for the picturehubo una rápida serie de ofertas por el cuadro
to raise or up the biddingsubir la puja
2. (Cards) → declaración f
to open the biddingabrir la declaración
3. (frm) (= order) → orden f, mandato m
they did it at her biddinglo hicieron cumpliendo sus órdenes
to do sb's biddingcumplir las órdenes or el mandato de algn
4. (Rel) (also bidding prayers) → oraciones fpl de los fieles

bidding

[ˈbɪdɪŋ] n
(at auction)enchères fpl
The bidding went against me
BUT Mon offre a été dépassée.
(= orders) to do sb's bidding → exécuter les ordres de qn
to do sth at sb's bidding → faire qch sur l'ordre de qn, faire qch sur l'injonction de qn

bidding

n
(at auction) → Steigern nt, → Bieten nt; how high did the bidding go?wie hoch wurde gesteigert?; to raise the biddingden Preis in die Höhe treiben; the bidding is closedes werden keine Gebote mehr angenommen, keine Gebote mehr
(Cards) → Bieten nt, → Reizen nt
(= order)Geheiß nt (old), → Gebot nt; at whose bidding?auf wessen Geheiß? (old); the slave does his master’s biddingder Sklave tut, was sein Herr ihn heißt (old)or ihm befiehlt; he needed no second biddingman musste es ihm nicht zweimal sagen

bidding

[ˈbɪdɪŋ] n
a. (at auction) → offerte fpl (Cards) → dichiarazioni fpl
the bidding opened at £50 → le offerte sono partite da 50 sterline
b. I did his biddingho fatto ciò che voleva

bid

(bid) verb
1. past tense, past participle bid – to offer (an amount of money) at an auction. John bid ($1,000) for the painting.
2. (with for) – past tense, past participle bid – to state a price (for a contract). My firm is bidding for the contract for the new road.
3. past tense bade (bӕd) , past participle ˈbidden – to tell (someone) to (do something). He bade me enter.
4. past tense bade (bӕd) , past participle ˈbidden – to express a greeting etc (to someone). He bade me farewell.
noun
1. an offer of a price. a bid of $20.
2. an attempt (to obtain). a bid for freedom.
ˈbidder noun
ˈbidding noun
ˈbiddable adjective
obedient. a biddable child.
References in classic literature ?
He chatted for a moment with the officer, and then, bidding him good-night, walked on to his home, his mind in a whirl with conglomerate visions of buried cities, great grinning idols of gold, and rival professors seeking to be first at the goal.
I was sent by Major Effingham, at Sir William's own bidding, to outflank the French, and carry the tidings of their disaster across the portage, to the fort on the Hudson.
A will, most unlike her own, constrained her to do its grotesque and fantastic bidding.
Wilson and the Governor had introduced so openly to the public notice, bidding him speak, in the hearing of all men, to that mystery of a woman's soul, so sacred even in its pollution.
Then God spake unto the fish; and from the shuddering cold and blackness of the sea, the whale came breeching up towards the warm and pleasant sun, and all the delights of air and earth; and"vomited out Jonah upon the dry land;" when the word of the Lord came a second time; and Jonah, bruised and beaten --his ears, like two sea-shells, still multitudinously murmuring of the ocean --Jonah did the Almighty's bidding.
But, at his superior's introduction of him to Ahab, he politely bowed, and straightway went on to do his captain's bidding.
Finally, the prisoner made it understood that his vocabulary was inadequate, and there stepped up a dapper young man with waxed mustaches, bidding him speak in any language he knew.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
We've had it, I should think," said Jane quietly, as she went to do her sister's bidding.
Jennings, one so earnestly grateful, so full of respect and kind wishes as seemed due to her own heart from a secret acknowledgment of past inattention, and bidding Colonel Brandon farewell with a cordiality of a friend, was carefully assisted by him into the carriage, of which he seemed anxious that she should engross at least half.
His peevish reproofs wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph's religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most - showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited his own inclination.
Whether sea-going people were short of money about that time, or were short of faith and preferred cork jackets, I don't know; all I know is, that there was but one solitary bidding, and that was from an attorney connected with the bill-broking business, who offered two pounds in cash, and the balance in sherry, but declined to be guaranteed from drowning on any higher bargain.