More definitions of "bid":
- (noun): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
- (noun): An attempt to get something.
Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
- (noun): An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
Synonyms: command, bidding, dictation
- (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.
- (verb): Invoke upon.
Example: "Bid farewell"
- (verb): Ask for or request earnestly.
Example: "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
Synonyms: beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
- (verb): Make a serious effort to attain something.
Example: "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
Famous quotes containing the word bid:
“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)
“Often he bid me come and have a look
Up the brass barrel, velvet black inside,
At a star quaking in the other end.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“O sweet everlasting Voices, be still;
Go to the guards of the heavenly fold
And bid them wander obeying your will,
Flame under flame, till Time be no more....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)