What is bid?

  • (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
    Synonyms: invite
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "bid":

  • (noun): A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
    Synonyms: tender
  • (noun): An attempt to get something.
    Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
    Synonyms: play
  • (noun): (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
    Synonyms: bidding
  • (verb): Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
    Synonyms: call
  • (verb): Invoke upon.
    Example: "Bid farewell"
    Synonyms: wish
  • (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 (1564–1616)

    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 (1874–1963)

    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 (1865–1939)