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v. bade bid, bid•den bid, bid•ding, v.t.
bid- Derives from Old English beodan, "to offer or command."
If you bid for something that is being sold, you offer to pay a particular amount of money for it. When bid has this meaning, its past tense and past participle is bid.
People used to use bid with expressions like good day and farewell. This use still occurs sometimes in stories. When bid has this meaning, its past tense is either bid or bade and its past participle is either bid or bidden.
In modern English, you use say instead of 'bid' in sentences like these.
However, when you use say, the indirect object goes after the direct object. You do not say 'I said them good evening'.
Past participle: bid/bidden
|Noun||1.||bid - 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.||bid - an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"|
|3.||bid - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price|
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
overbid - a bid that is higher than preceding bids
buyout bid - a bid to buy all of a person's holdings
|4.||bid - (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)
|Verb||1.||bid - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"|
by-bid - bid on behalf of someone else
subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
overbid - bid more than the object is worth
underbid - bid too low
outbid - bid higher than others
underbid - bid lower than a competing bidder
|2.||bid - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"|
|3.||bid - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"|
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
|4.||bid - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"|
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
raise - bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
double - bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
outcall - make a higher bid than (the previous bid or player); in a card game
underbid - bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
outbid - bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
overbid - to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
preempt - make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
|5.||bid - make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"|
seek - try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
|6.||bid - ask someone in a friendly way to do something|
request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
the highest bid → la mejor oferta or puja
to raise one's bid → subir su puja
in a bid to → en un intento de
to make a bid for freedom/power → hacer un intento para conseguir la libertad/el poder
to make a bid to do sth → hacer un intento para hacer algo
to bid sb to do sth → mandar a algn hacer algo
to bid against sb → pujar contra algn
to bid to do sth → intentar hacer algo
to bid sb good day → souhaiter le bonjour à qn
to bid sb farewell → faire ses adieux à qn
to bid sb goodnight → souhaiter la bonne nuit à qn
a suicide bid → un tentativo di suicidio
to make a bid for freedom/power → fare un tentativo per ottenere la libertà/per impadronirsi del potere