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A past participle of bid.
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a past participle of bid
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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.
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.
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.
bid fair, to seem likely.
[before 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg]
bid′der, n.


(in prescriptions) twice a day.
[< Latin bis in diē]
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References in classic literature ?
He sits to rest on a rock just within a sacred grove of the Furies and is bidden depart by a passing native.
Out Bided Response: You will get this response if you were the winner at one point in time having Lowest Unique bid but are now out bidden by someone else.
In other words, your bid is the winning bid until you are out bidden by someone else with a lower unique bid.