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[bid] /bɪd/
verb (used with object), bade or (Archaic) bad for 1, 2, 5 or bid for 3, 4; bidden or bid for 1, 2, 5 or bid for 3, 4; bidding.
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.
verb (used without object), bade or (Archaic) bad for 6 or bid for 7; bidden or bid for 6 or bid for 7; bidding.
6.
to command; order; direct:
I will do as you bid.
7.
to make a bid:
She bid at the auction for the old chair.
noun
8.
an act or instance of bidding.
9.
Cards.
  1. an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of tricks.
  2. the amount of such an offer.
  3. the turn of a person to bid.
10.
an invitation:
a bid to join the club.
11.
an attempt to attain some goal or purpose:
a bid for election.
12.
Also called bid price. Stock Exchange. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security at a given moment.
Verb phrases, past and past participle bid, present participle bidding.
13.
bid in, Commerce. to overbid all offers for (property) at an auction in order to retain ownership.
14.
bid up, Commerce. to increase the market price of by increasing bids.
Idioms, past bade or (Archaic) bad, past participle bidden or bid, present participle bidding.
15.
bid fair. fair1 (def 29).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg, ask; cognate with Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian, Old High German bittan (German bitten), Old Norse bithja, Gothic bidjan; all < Germanic *bid-ja- (< Indo-European *bhidh-) command, akin to Greek peíthein to persuade, inspire with trust, English bide
Related forms
bidder, noun
Can be confused
bidder, bitter.
Synonyms
1. charge; require, enjoin. 3. offer, tender, proffer. 8. offer, proposal; proffer.

bid2

[bid] /bɪd/
verb, Archaic.
1.
past participle of bide.

B.I.D.

1.
Bachelor of Industrial Design.

b.i.d.

1.
(in prescriptions) twice a day.
Origin
< Latin bis in diē

bide

[bahyd] /baɪd/
verb (used with object), bided or bode; bided or (Archaic) bid; biding.
1.
Archaic. to endure; bear.
2.
Obsolete. to encounter.
verb (used without object), bided or bode; bided or (Archaic) bid; biding.
3.
to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
Idioms
4.
bide one's time, to wait for a favorable opportunity:
He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.
Origin
before 900; Middle English biden, Old English bīdan; cognate with Old Frisian bīdia, Old Saxon bīdan, Old High German bītan, Old Norse bītha, Gothic beidan, Latin fīdere, Greek peíthesthai to trust, rely < Indo-European *bheidh-; the meaning apparently developed: have trust > endure > wait > abide > remain
Related forms
bider, noun
Synonyms
3. stay, linger, tarry.
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British Dictionary definitions for bid

bid

/bɪd/
verb bids, bidding, bad, bade, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid, bidden, (esp for senses 1, 2, 5, 7) bid
1.
often foll by for or against. to offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction
2.
(commerce) to respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase
3.
(transitive) to say (a greeting, blessing, etc): to bid farewell
4.
to order; command: do as you are bid!
5.
(intransitive) usually foll by for. to attempt to attain power, etc
6.
(transitive) to invite; ask kindly: she bade him sit down
7.
(bridge) to declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make
8.
bid defiance, to resist boldly
9.
bid fair, to seem probable
noun
10.
  1. an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction
  2. the price offered
11.
(commerce)
  1. a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable
  2. the price or other terms so stated
12.
an attempt, esp an attempt to attain power
13.
(bridge)
  1. the number of tricks a player undertakes to make
  2. a player's turn to make a bid
14.
short for bid price
See also bid in, bid up
Derived Forms
bidder, noun
Word Origin
Old English biddan; related to German bitten

b.i.d.

abbreviation (in prescriptions)
1.
bis in die
Word Origin
Latin: twice a day

bide

/baɪd/
verb bides, biding, bided, bode, bided
1.
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to continue in a certain place or state; stay
2.
(intransitive) (archaic or dialect) to live; dwell
3.
(transitive) (archaic or dialect) to tolerate; endure
4.
(Scot) bide a wee, to stay a little
5.
(Scot) bide by, to abide by
6.
bide one's time, to wait patiently for an opportunity
Often shortened to (Scot) byde
Word Origin
Old English bīdan; related to Old Norse bītha to wait, Gothic beidan, Old High German bītan
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Word Origin and History for bid
v.

probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).

To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.

bide

v.

Old English bidan "to stay, continue, live, remain," also "to trust, rely" (cognate with Old Norse biða, Old Saxon bidan, Old Frisian bidia, Middle Dutch biden, Old High German bitan, Gothic beidan "to wait"), apparently from PIE *bheidh-, an extended stem of one root of Old English biddan (see bid (v.)), the original sense of which was "to command," and "to trust" (cf. Greek peithein "to persuade," pistis "faith;" Latin fidere "to trust," foedus "compact, treaty," Old Church Slavonic beda "need"). Perhaps the sense evolved in prehistoric times through "endure," and "endure a wait," to "to wait." Preserved in Scotland and northern England, replaced elsewhere by abide in all senses except to bide one's time. Related: Bided; biding.

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bid in Medicine

b.i.d. abbr.
Latin bis in die (twice a day)

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Related Abbreviations for bid

BID

  1. Bachelor of Industrial Design
  2. Spanish Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Inter-American Development Bank)
  3. buoyancy induced dispersion

b.i.d.

Latin bis in die (twice a day)
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