|1.||[ verb ] propose a payment; as at sales or auctions|
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
|Related terms:||subscribe overbid underbid by-bid underbid outbid auction offer bidder bargain bargain|
|2.||[ verb ] ask for or request earnestly|
|Synonyms:||beseech press adjure conjure entreat|
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
|Related terms:||plead adjuration|
|3.||[ verb ] invoke upon|
"wish you a nice evening" "bid farewell"
|Related terms:||greet congratulate regard|
|4.||[ noun ] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something|
|Synonyms:||command bidding dictation|
|Related terms:||speech_act order commandment injunction commission open_sesame behest countermand command dictate|
|5.||[ verb ] (bridge,games) make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands|
"He called his trump"
|Related terms:||play underbid preempt outcall outbid overbid raise double card_game bidder|
|6.||[ noun ] an attempt to get something|
"they made a futile play for power" "he made a bid to gain attention"
|7.||[ verb ] make a serious effort to attain something|
"His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
|8.||[ verb ] ask someone in a friendly way to do something|
|Related terms:||request challenge tempt bidding|
|9.||[ noun ] a formal proposal to buy at a specified price|
|Related terms:||offer overbid buyout_bid offer tender|
|10.||[ noun ] (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make|
|Related terms:||statement declaration contract takeout overbid preemptive_bid bridge|