What is bid?

  • (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
    Synonyms: invite
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "bid":

  • (verb): Make a serious effort to attain something.
    Example: "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  • (verb): Invoke upon.
    Example: "Bid farewell"
    Synonyms: wish
  • (noun): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
    Synonyms: tender
  • (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
    Synonyms: call
  • (noun): (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
    Synonyms: bidding
  • (noun): An attempt to get something.
    Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
    Synonyms: play

Famous quotes containing the word bid:

    Now bid me run,
    And I will strive with things impossible,
    Yea, get the better of them.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The moment the very name of Ireland is mentioned, the English seem to bid adieu to common feeling, common prudence, and common sense, and to act with the barbarity of tyrants, and the fatuity of idiots.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)

    It seems that I must bid the Muse to pack,
    Choose Plato and Plotinus for a friend
    Until imagination, ear and eye,
    Can be content with argument and deal
    In abstract things; or be derided by
    A sort of battered kettle at the heel.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)