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): Invoke upon.
    Example: "Bid farewell"
    Synonyms: wish
  • (noun): (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
    Synonyms: bidding
  • (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
    Synonyms: invite
  • (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): 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)

    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)

    Onely a little more
    I have to write,
    Then I’ll give o’er,
    And bid the world Good-night.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)