Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Bid
  1. an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
  2. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  3. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  4. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  5. ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  6. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  7. invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
  8. make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  9. propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
  10. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
Similar Words: play, bidding, tender, command, dictation, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, invite, wish, offer, call

 

Hyponyms: contract, declaration, takeout, overbid, overcall, preemptive bid, buyout bid, countermand, order, commission, charge, direction, commandment, injunction, behest, open sesame, tempt, allure, challenge, congratulate, felicitate, by-bid, subscribe, underbid, outbid, raise, double, outcall, preempt

 

Entailments: dicker, bargain

 

Part Meronyms: bridge

 

Derivational Morphology: call, tender, offer, dictate, order, prescribe, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, command, require, compel, adjuration, bidding, dictation, summons, invitation, regard, wish, compliments, play, bidder, offering, caller

 

 
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