Bid

Definition of Bid

Pronunciation: bĭd
v. t.1.
[imp. Bade (băd), Bid, (Obs.) Bad; p. p. Bidden ( ), Bid; p. pr. & vb. n. Bidding.]
1.To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
2.To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
Neither bid him God speed.
- 2. John 10.
He bids defiance to the gaping crowd.
- Granrille.
3.To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
4.To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow.
- Pope
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee.
- Matt. xiv. 28
I was bid to pick up shells.
- D. Jerrold.
5.To invite; to call in; to request to come.
As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
- Matt. xxii. 9
To bid beads
to pray with beads, as the Roman Catholics; to distinguish each bead by a prayer.
To bid defiance to
to defy openly; to brave.
To bid fair
to offer a good prospect; to make fair promise; to seem likely.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Bid.
n.1.An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.
v. i.1.To pray.
2.To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

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