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Definition of Bid


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  3. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
  4. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
  5. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
  6. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
  7. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
  8. imp. & p. p. of Bid.
  9. An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.
  10. To pray.
  11. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

Bid Quotations

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
Robert Herrick

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Thomas Jefferson

Parents are the biggest culprit. In a bid to make their child score high marks, they are willing to indulge in practices that are unethical, like buying projects. They do not realise that such attempts will not make their child brighter or think over ideas.
Arvind Gupta

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
Thomas Francis Meagher
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Bid Translations

bid in Afrikaans is vra
bid in Danish is bede
bid in Dutch is te koop aanbieden, aanbieden
bid in German is bieten, Angebot {n}, reizen, Bieten, bieten
bid in Italian is precetto
bid in Latin is liceor
bid in Portuguese is rogar, oferta
bid in Spanish is postura, rogar
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