What is bid?

  • (verb): Make a serious effort to attain something.
    Example: "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "bid":

  • (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
    Synonyms: call
  • (noun): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
    Synonyms: tender
  • (verb): Invoke upon.
    Example: "Bid farewell"
    Synonyms: wish
  • (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:

    A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
    We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
    But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
    As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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

    O, call back yesterday, bid time return.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)