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"
- (noun): An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
Synonyms: command, bidding, dictation
- (verb): Ask for or request earnestly.
Example: "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
Synonyms: beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
- (noun): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
- (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
- (noun): (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
- (noun): An attempt to get something.
Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
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 (15641616)
“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 (17711845)
“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 (18651939)