bid

bid1 W3 [bıd] n
1.) an offer to pay a particular price for something, especially at an ↑auction
bid for
They put in a bid for the house.
the person who places the highest bid
We've made a bid of nearly £400m for the company.
A takeover bid for the airline was launched today.
2.) an offer to do work or provide services for a specific price
bid for
rival bids for the cleaning contract
3.) an attempt to achieve or obtain something
bid for
a bid for power
bid to do sth
a desperate bid to free herself from a loveless marriage
4.) a statement of how many points you hope to win in a card game
bid 2
bid2 v past tense and past participle bid present participle bidding
1.) [I and T]
to offer to pay a particular price for goods, especially in an ↑auction
bid (sb) sth for sth
She bid £100 for a Victorian chair.
What am I bid for lot 227? Shall we start at $500?
bid against
The two men ended up bidding against each other at the auction.
2.)
to offer to do work or provide services for a specific price, in competition with other offers
bid for
Three firms bid for the contract on the new buildings.
3.) [I and T]
to say how many points you think you will win in a game of cards
bid 3
bid3 [i]v past tense bade [bæd, beıd] or bid past participle bid or bidden [ˈbıdn] present participle bidding
literary
1.) bid sb good afternoon/good morning etc
to greet someone
2.) [T]
to order or tell someone what to do
bid sb (to) do sth
The queen bade us enter.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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