What is bid?

  • (verb): Invoke upon.
    Example: "Bid farewell"
    Synonyms: wish
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "bid":

  • (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
  • (verb): Make a serious effort to attain something.
    Example: "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  • (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
    Synonyms: invite
  • (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:

    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)

    O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide!
    How couldst thou drain the lifeblood of the child,
    To bid the father wipe his eyes withal,
    And yet be seen to bear a woman’s face?
    Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible;
    Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Do not speak like a death’s-head, do not bid me remember mine end.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)