Meaning of BID in English

BID

I . *bid

/ bɪd; NAmE / verb , noun

—see also bid (II)

■ verb ( bid·ding , bid , bid )

1.

to offer to pay a particular price for sth, especially at an auction :

[ vn ]

I bid £2 000 for the painting.

[ v ]

We wanted to buy the chairs but another couple were bidding against us.

2.

bid (for sth) | ( NAmE ) bid (on sth) to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc.

SYN tender :

[ v ]

A French firm will be bidding for the contract.

[also v to inf ]

3.

[ v to inf ] (used especially in newspapers) to try to do, get or achieve sth

SYN attempt :

The team is bidding to retain its place in the league.

4.

(in some card games) to say how many points you expect to win :

[ vn ]

She bid four hearts.

[also v ]

IDIOMS

- what am I bid?

■ noun

1.

bid (for sth) an offer by a person or a business company to pay a particular amount of money for sth :

Granada mounted a hostile takeover bid for Forte.

At the auction (= a public sale where things are sold to the person who offers most) , the highest bid for the picture was £200.

Any more bids?

2.

bid (for sth) | ( NAmE also) bid (on sth) an offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc.

SYN tender :

The company submitted a bid for the contract to clean the hospital.

3.

bid (for sth) | bid (to do sth) (used especially in newspapers) an effort to do sth or to obtain sth :

a bid for power

a desperate bid to escape from his attackers

4.

( in some card games ) a statement of the number of points a player thinks he or she will win

II . bid

/ bɪd; NAmE / verb

—see also bid (I) ( bid·ding , bade / beɪd; NAmE ; bæd/ bidden / ˈbɪdn; NAmE /) or ( bid·ding , bid , bid )

1.

bid (sb) good morning, farewell, etc. ( formal ) to say 'good morning', etc. to sb :

[ vn , vnn ]

I bade farewell to all the friends I had made in Paris.

I bade all my friends farewell.

2.

( old use or literary ) to tell sb to do sth :

[ vn inf ]

He bade me come closer.

[also vn to inf , vn ]

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.