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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English verb biddan ‘ask, demand’. Conflation from Old English verb bēodan ‘offer, announce’

Verb

Infinitive
to bid

Third person singular
bids

Simple past
bade

Past participle
bidden

Present participle
bidding

to bid (third-person singular simple present bids, present participle bidding, simple past bade, past participle bidden)
  1. (transitive) To issue a command; to tell.
    He bade me to come in.
  2. (transitive) To invite; to summon; to offer.
    She was bidden to the wedding.
  3. (transitive) To utter a greeting or salutation.
    We bade him farewell.
    1999: "[H]e walked up to the village of Wall and bade good morning to the guards on the gate." — Stardust, Neil Gaiman, page 15 (2001 Perennial Edition).
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old English verb bēodan ‘offer, announce’. Conflation from Old English verb biddan ‘ask, demand’.

Verb

Infinitive
to bid

Third person singular
bids

Simple past
bid

Past participle
bid

Present participle
bidding

to bid (third-person singular simple present bids, present participle bidding, simple past and past participle bid)
  1. (intransitive) To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price.
    Have you ever bid in an auction?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To announce one's goal, before starting play.
  3. (transitive) To offer as a price.
    She bid £2000 for the Persian carpet.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To announce one's goal, before starting play.
Translations

Noun

Singular
bid

Plural
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  1. An offer at an auction.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass.
    Nice bid!
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Danish

Noun

bid n.

  1. bite (act of biting)


This Danish entry was created from the translations listed at bite. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see bid in the Danish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) October 2008


Dutch

Verb

bid

  1. First person singular present tense of bidden; to pray.

Volapük

Noun

bid

  1. sort; kind; type ; race

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