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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 presently fell down and kissed the place where Mustapha used to sit, bidding Aladdin's mother not to be surprised at not having seen him before, as he had been forty years out of the country.
He drew a ring from his finger and gave it to Aladdin, bidding him prosper.
She then confessed all, bidding him ask the vizir's son if it were not so.
She lost no time in telling Aladdin, bidding him make haste.
The princess then opened the door to Aladdin, and flung her arms round his neck, but Aladdin put her away, bidding her to leave him, as he had more to do.
He entered her cell and clapped a dagger to her breast, telling her to rise and do his bidding on pain of death.
So Sir William and the Sheriff set forth to do the King's bidding and to search for Robin Hood; and for seven days they hunted up and down, yet found him not.
So I set down one of the muskets and the fowling-piece upon the ground, and Friday did the like by his, and with the other musket I took my aim at the savages, bidding him to do the like; then asking him if he was ready, he said, "Yes.
Then, he must decide when and where the bidding process will occur and publish a notice of the event in a local newspaper.
Unions wary of proposed merger: While US Airways, now bidding to take over Delta, has won high marks from investors for its efforts to integrate with America West, union reaction has been less than enthusiastic.
Just remember, it s all about bidding an amount that no one else does.
Participants in internet markets can be human bidders bidding in person or artificial agents used by human bidders.