[ UK /bˈɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈbɪd/ ]
  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  2. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  3. an attempt to get something
    he made a bid to gain attention
    they made a futile play for power
  4. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  1. ask for or request earnestly
    The prophet bid all people to become good persons
  2. propose a payment
    The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
  3. make a serious effort to attain something
    His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population
  4. invoke upon
    wish you a nice evening
    bid farewell
  5. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
    He called his trump
  6. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
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How To Use bid In A Sentence

  • Two more debates are scheduled in the coming weeks, one debate dealing with education and health will be held in Irbid next week and the final week before elections the southern city of Karak will witness a candidates debate on agriculture and development. Daoud Kuttab: Jordanian Candidate Uses Debate to Call for Curtailing King's Powers
  • Siva's devotees are forbidden to use drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, barbiturates, psychedelics and marijuana, unless prescribed by a licensed physician.
  • Chile's top constitutional court blocked a government bid to promote the free distribution of the morning-after pill to minors aged 14 and over, dealing a new setback to President Michelle Bachelet.
  • Dylan seemed exhausted, self-preoccupied, and morbidly depressed. Touched with Fire
  • Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea. Edison, His Life and Inventions
  • I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish. From a College Window
  • Eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa, are characterised by morbid preoccupation with weight and shape and manifest through distorted or chaotic eating behaviour.
  • Recently the firm has been connected with more abortive bids than successes. Times, Sunday Times
  • The vital ingredient of popular appeal was not there despite several bids to rejig the story.
  • And maybe she used to be a Democrat (though my experience is that the coverted are always the most rabid). Hilary Rosen: Harriet and her Friend
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