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bid    : [b'ɪd]
Bid \Bid\ (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.)
{Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.]
[OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS.
biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray,
ask, request, and E. bead, also perh. to Gr. teiqein to
persuade, L. fidere to trust, E. faith, and bide. But this
word was early confused with OE. beden, beoden, AS.
be['o]dan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bj[=o][eth]a,
Goth. biudan (in comp.), OHG. biotan to command, bid, G.
bieten, D. bieden, to offer, also to Gr. pynqa`nesqai to
learn by inquiry, Skr. budh to be awake, to heed, present
OSlav. bud[=e]ti to be awake, E. bode, v. The word now has
the form of OE. bidden to ask, but the meaning of OE. beden
to command, except in "to bid beads." [root]30.]
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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).
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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.
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Neither bid him God speed. --2. John 10.
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He bids defiance to the gaping crowd. --Granrille.
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3. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. [Mostly
obs.] "Our banns thrice bid !" --Gay.
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4. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
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That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow. --Pope
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Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee. --Matt.
xiv. 28
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I was bid to pick up shells. --D. Jerrold.
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5. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
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As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
--Matt. xxii.
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{To bid beads}, to pray with beads, as the Roman Catholics;
to distinguish each bead by a prayer. [Obs.]

{To bid defiance to}, to defy openly; to brave.

{To bid fair}, to offer a good prospect; to make fair
promise; to seem likely.
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Syn: To offer; proffer; tender; propose; order; command;
direct; charge; enjoin.
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Bid \Bid\,
imp. & p. p. of {Bid}.
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Bid \Bid\, n.
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
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Bid \Bid\, v. i. [See {Bid}, v. t.]
1. To pray. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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2. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
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n 1: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
[synonym: {command}, {bid}, {bidding}, {dictation}]
2: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for
power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [synonym: {bid},
3: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [synonym: {bid},
4: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to
contract to make [synonym: {bid}, {bidding}]
v 1: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for
the painting" [synonym: {offer}, {bid}, {tender}]
2: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [synonym:
{wish}, {bid}]
3: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to
become good persons" [synonym: {bid}, {beseech}, {entreat},
{adjure}, {press}, {conjure}]
4: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands;
"He called his trump" [synonym: {bid}, {call}]
5: make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid
for the attention of the poor population"
6: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [synonym: {invite},

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "bid":
adjuration, advance, appeal, approach, ask, asking price, assay,
attempt, bargain, bargain price, beat down, beseechment, bid for,
bid in, bid price, bid up, biddance, bidding, call, call on,
call the signals, call upon, calling, cash price, chaffer, charge,
cheapen, clamor, command, commission, controlled price, crack, cry,
current price, current quotation, cut price, declare, decree,
dicker, dictate, direct, drive a bargain, effort, endeavor,
engraved invitation, enjoin, entreaty, essay, experiment, feeler,
fixed price, flat rate, fling, gambit, give an order,
give the word, go, going price, haggle, higgle, huckster,
imploration, imploring, imprecation, instruct, invitation, invite,
invocation, invocatory plea, issue a command, issue a writ,
jew down, lick, list price, make a bid, make an offer, mandate,
market price, move, neat price, negotiate, net, obsecration,
obtestation, offer, offer to buy, offering, ordain, order,
order about, outbid, overture, package price, piece price, plea,
prayer, preliminary approach, presentation, price list,
prices current, proclaim, proffer, promulgate, pronounce,
quotation, quoted price, recommended price, request, rogation,
rule, say the word, selling price, shill, shot, stab, step,
stock market quotations, stroke, strong bid, submission, suit,
summon, summons, supplication, tell, tentative, tentative approach,
trade price, trial, trial and error, try, underbid, undertaking,
unit price, warn, whack, wholesale price

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