Adjective "bid" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Offer (a certain price) for something, especially at an auction.
  1. no object 'guests will bid for pieces of fine jewellery'
  2. 'Firstly, wait until all the items you are bidding on have ended.'
  3. 'Carefully review the item that you are bidding on and how much you have agreed to pay for it, then click on the "Place Bid" button to finalize your bid.'
  4. 'You need to be logged in before you can bid on this item.'
  5. 'At other sites, the seller is entitled to the prices bid by each of the highest bidders.'
  6. 'Hence, it is no surprise few investors were willing to bid a high price for the bank.'
  7. 'The plaintiff said she was ‘devastated’ at the low price being bid by the purchaser.'
  8. 'After all, if 75% of buyers get the first house they bid for, who were they bidding against?'
  9. 'This will give you the chance to look into potential members before they can bid on your item.'
  10. 'Buyers can bid on 5 types of auctions. The process is very simple and quick.'
  11. 'The disclosed reserve means that the property has to be sold on the day as soon as the asking price is bid, but it could still go for much more than that amount.'
  12. 'As a result, we expect operators to be less enthusiastic about bidding for all that's on offer.'
  13. 'It is bidding for multi-billion dollar contracts for reconstruction work in Iraq.'
  14. 'This private venture bids for a contract being let by the state.'
  15. 'They and the council plan to use their base in Westminster to bid for contracts in other councils.'
  16. 'These will be used as criteria for choosing proposals from companies bidding for the contract to renovate.'
  17. 'Companies with impeccable environmental credentials can be barred from even bidding for contracts, it reveals.'
  18. 'But a number of the rivals bidding for the contract have now warned that they are unconvinced by the declaration.'
  19. 'In the meantime, one of the companies bidding for the contract has pulled out.'
  20. 'North bids four hearts'
  21. 'In subsequent deals, if no one bids the trump suit remains unchanged form the previous deal.'
  22. 'Now each player bids a number of tricks, and you play and score according to the same rules as for three or four players.'
Make an effort or attempt to achieve.
  1. 'the two forwards are bidding for places in the England side'
  2. 'The speedster enters perhaps the most important weekend of his career tomorrow as he bids to take the British Touring Car Championship title.'
  3. 'Julia will be bidding for a record ninth women's singles title, while her team mates will be bidding to retain their titles.'
  4. 'Neil, a regular at the Superbowl, is bidding to beat the 50-hour mark.'
  5. 'The weekly listings publication does not mind admitting that it will be a little cheekier too, as it bids to inject more fun into the life of one of Europe's increasingly popular destinations.'
  6. 'The two-year-old goes for the £10,000 race over six furlongs and will have David in the saddle as he bids to extend his winning sequence.'
  7. 'He will have conditions in his favour as he bids to go one better than his recent second-placed effort at Beverley and notch his first win of the campaign.'
  8. 'He tries out Wolverhampton's newly-refurbished all-weather course tomorrow as he bids to complete a quick double.'
  9. 'The German supermarket chain, who claim to be the biggest in Europe, now use near half page adverts totally in German as it bids to attract new German speaking employees.'


An offer of a price, especially at an auction.
  1. 'If the property remains unsold after the auction i.e. your bid was below the reserve price, speak to the auctioneer to register your interest before leaving the saleroom.'
  2. 'The auction starts with a high price, which is lowered until somebody offers an acceptable bid.'
  3. 'It can be a live auction, with bids published for everyone in real time.'
  4. 'But his country mansion was withdrawn from auction even though it attracted a bid of €900,000, the same as the guide price.'
  5. 'As the auction progresses and the bids are raised, it can be easy to get carried away and go a little over - so be strict and withdraw once it passes your threshold.'
  6. 'Unsurprisingly, the auction ended with no bids.'
  7. 'If a buyer accepts the bid, the shop is notified via e-mail and the collaborative process continues.'
  8. 'The Internet auction system will automatically submit bids in increments one higher than the current price.'
  9. 'When one of his paintings failed to attract even a single bid at an auction in 1990, the audience broke into spontaneous applause.'
  10. 'The final minutes are the ones to concentrate on, since everybody is fighting to make theirs the final bid of the auction.'
  11. as modifier 'a takeover bid'
  12. 'They are being quietly overpowered as the physical market gains strength and competing bids rise.'
  13. 'The company was worth an estimated $15.81 per share when the bid was formally tabled in early July.'
  14. 'When the store turned in disappointing fourth-quarter results in April and shares fell, a bid seemed likely.'
  15. 'If the bid succeeds, his control of the newspaper market on the island of Ireland would be close to monopolistic.'
  16. 'The two have repeatedly denied they are planning a takeover bid and said they see United as undervalued, representing a good long-term investment.'
  17. 'The bid has gained considerable momentum since it was declared last August.'
  18. 'Days later the company announced a takeover bid and Archer sold the shares at a profit of £77,000.'
  19. 'The coach company has all but abandoned a bid to take control of Scottish railway tracks because it claims the paperwork on upkeep and ownership is missing or out of date.'
  20. 'The world's biggest airports operator rejected the transport company's 810p a share bid on Friday, saying it undervalued the firm.'
  21. 'The takeover bid was conditional on his getting a 51 percent control.'
  22. 'He added that the matter should be considered again once the amount and nature of bids was known.'
  23. 'The museum must submit its bid by April 2 as part of a sealed tender process for the historic engine's sale.'
  24. 'The amount of the bids of course was not known at the time of the treasurer's decision a week before opening the tenders but they indicate the fundamental problem presented by these facts.'
  25. 'The amounts of the losing bids were not disclosed.'
  26. 'To comply, the Housing Department decided to reject any tender bid should the monthly wages of subcontracted workers be less than the market value.'
  27. 'In mid-December, the court ordered all four bidders in the original tender to submit improved bids.'
  28. 'The latest consortium was thought to have included leading figures from the business community, but the president said no bid had been tendered.'
  29. 'A total of 161 developers failed in the tenders because their bids exceeded the upper limits.'
  30. 'Buyers will not be able to just do anything they want with their new refuge - the city must approve development plans before bids can even be tendered.'
  31. 'It is understood, however, that interest was solid and that several bids had been tendered by the time the offer period closed yesterday.'
  32. 'a bid of three spades'
  33. 'A bid can only be overcalled by calling a lower card of the same suit as the original bid.'
  34. 'A bid of no tricks is a pass, and if all players pass, the hand is redealt by the same dealer.'
An attempt or effort to achieve something.
  1. with infinitive 'an investigation would be carried out in a bid to establish what had happened'
  2. 'The latest bid to gain a late-night drinks licence for the Centre may be set for failure, objectors' lawyers have claimed.'
  3. 'He said their promotion should be be given first priority in the city administration's plan to promote new teachers in its bid to gain regional autonomy.'
  4. 'As they enter their final year, it is a year of anxiety and hard work, all in a bid to achieve the objective.'
  5. 'Millard House could be transferred to the private sector, in a bid to achieve additional capacity required from the site.'
  6. 'In a bid to achieve a settlement the company, he said, had offered more than the government would have achieved via an imposed settlement.'
  7. 'He returns to the course tomorrow in a bid to prove that his latest effort was no fluke.'
  8. 'Police are encouraging residents to join their e-mail information line in a bid to crack down on criminals.'
  9. 'In a bid to limit the damage, the government attempted to maintain it had never raised hopes of an early resolution.'
  10. 'In a bid to prevent further arson attempts, the horse may be sprayed with a fire retardant substance.'
  11. 'Little squat lobsters were everywhere and flashed into crevices in a bid to attempt to avoid my torchlight.'


Utter (a greeting or farewell) to.
  1. 'The images of my mother crying and holding on to me as we bid a tearful farewell to our home flashed through my mind.'
  2. 'Visitors had a chance to attend mass on Sunday morning, celebrating the association, before they bid tearful farewells at the parting lunch.'
  3. 'Time presses on and I have to bid farewell to Anne.'
  4. 'Hundreds of mourners bid a tearful farewell to the tragic teenager and friends donned specially-made replica England shirts bearing his name.'
  5. 'And so it's time to bid farewell for just over 3 weeks as I depart these shores for a nice holiday in the South of France.'
  6. 'He did not take his third jump and bid a tearful farewell.'
  7. 'More than 2,000 people bade a tearful farewell to the man credited with having a huge impact in his fight for progress for the black community.'
  8. 'In resigning, he bid farewell to one of the top private sector jobs in Ireland.'
  9. 'The Radio 1 DJ bade a tearful farewell on her last day as host of the breakfast show.'
  10. 'Staff, pupils and parents are due to bid a tearful farewell to their primary school tomorrow.'
Command or order (someone) to do something.
  1. 'When the emperor felt asleep that night, God appeared in his dream and bade him to make a banner portraying the cross, and to draw crosses on the helmets and shields of his soldiers.'
  2. 'After they left, he wrote the stories she bade him to.'
  3. 'The wizard bade his apprentice sit upon another directly opposite, and Anest obeyed, wondering.'
  4. 'I tried sleeping on the sofa but my grandma led me to the master bedroom and bid me sleep on the bed beside my slumbering grandfather, who was on a mat.'
  5. 'The same maid-servant entered, but a little confused as to why Chloe stated that the door was open instead of bidding her to enter.'
  6. 'A short, soft knock came on the wooden door, and presently the call of an elderly woman's voice bid her visitor enter.'

More definitions

1. to command; order; direct: to bid them depart.

2. to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish): to bid good night.

3. Commerce. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge: They bid $25,000 and got the contract.

4. Cards. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit): to bid two no-trump.

5. to summon by invitation; invite.

More examples(as adjective)

"organizations can be bid for titles."

"volatilities can be bid at percents."

"spreads can be bid in/at/on quarters."

"prices can be bid in/at/on tons."

"prices can be bid for analysts."

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(bid)Old English biddan ‘ask’, of Germanic origin; related to German bitten.


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