More definitions of "bid":
- (noun): (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
- (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
- (noun): An attempt to get something.
Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
- (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
- (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): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
Famous quotes containing the word bid:
“Love, my fate got luckily,
Teaches with no telling
That the phoenix bid for heaven and the desire after
Death in the carved nunnery
Both shall fail if I bow not to your blessing....”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“He must be taught, and trained, and bid go forth:
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On objects, arts, and imitations,
Which, out of use and staled by other men,
Begin his fashion.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing
Such notes as, warbled to the string,
Drew iron tears down Plutos cheek,
And made Hell grant what love did seek;”
—John Milton (16081674)