Complete Definition of "bid"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/bɪd/
audio|en-us-bid.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ɪd

Etymology 1
From OE. verb biddan ‘ask, demand’. Conflation from OE. verb beodan|bēodan ‘offer, announce’

Verb
en-verb|bids|bidding|bade|bidden

  1. transitive To issue a command; to tell.

#:He bade me to come in.

  1. transitive To invite; to summon.

#:She was bidden to the wedding.

  1. transitive To utter a greeting or salutation.

#:We bade him farewell.
#:1999: "[H]e walked up to the village of Wall and bade good morning to the guards on the gate." — Stardust, Neil Gaiman, page 15 (2001 Perennial Edition).

Translations
trans-top|to issue a command
Czech: žádat
Finnish: pyytää, käskeä
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trans-top|to invite
Finnish: kutsua
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trans-top|to utter a greeting or salutation
Finnish: toivottaa
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Etymology 2
From OE. verb beodan|bēodan ‘offer, announce’. Conflation from OE. verb biddan ‘ask, demand’.

Verb
en-verb|bids|bidding|bid|bid

  1. intransitive To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price.

#:Have you ever bid in an auction?

  1. context|intransitive|card games To announce one’s goal, before starting play.
  2. transitive To offer as a price.

#:She bid £2000 for the Persian carpet.

  1. context|transitive|card games To announce one’s goal, before starting play.

Translations
trans-top|intransitive: to make an offer
Dutch: bieden
Finnish: tarjota, tehdä tarjous
German: bieten
Italian: fare un'offerta per un'asta
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trans-top|intransitive: to announce goal
Finnish: tarjota
German: melden, reizen
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trans-top|transitive: to offer as a price
Dutch: bieden
Finnish: tarjota
German: bieten
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trans-top|transitive: to announce goal
Finnish: tarjota
German: melden, reizen
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Noun
en-noun

  1. An offer at an auction.
  2. context|ultimate frisbee A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass.

#:Nice bid!

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|offer at an auction
Dutch: bod n
Finnish: tarjous
French: enchère f
German: Gebot n
Italian: offerta f
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trans-top|missed frisbee pass
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Derived terms
dummy bid
vendor bid

Category:English irregular past participles
Category:English irregular simple past forms
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Dutch

Verb
bid

  1. First person singular present tense of bidden; to pray.

Category:Dutch verb forms


Volapük

Noun
bid

  1. sort; kind; type ; race

Synonyms
sot

Category:Volapük nouns

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