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English noun: bid

1. bid (communication) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something


Synonymsbidding, command, dictation


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)behest, charge, commandment, commission, countermand, direction, injunction, open sesame, order

2. bid (act) an attempt to get something


SamplesThey made a futile play for power.
He made a bid to gain attention.


Synonymsplay


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

3. bid (communication) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price


Synonymstender


Broader (hypernym)offer, offering


Narrower (hyponym)buyout bid, overbid

4. bid (communication) (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make


Synonymsbidding


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)contract, declaration, overbid, overcall, pre-empt, preempt, preemptive bid, takeout


Part meronymbridge


Domain categorybridge


English verb: bid

1. bid (possession) propose a payment


SamplesThe Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting.


Synonymsoffer, tender


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)by-bid, outbid, overbid, subscribe, underbid, underbid


Entailbargain, dicker


Domain categoryauction, auction sale, vendue

2. bid (communication) invoke upon


SamplesWish you a nice evening.
Bid farewell.


Synonymswish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Narrower (hyponym)congratulate, felicitate

3. bid (communication) ask for or request earnestly


SamplesThe prophet bid all people to become good persons.


Synonymsadjure, beseech, conjure, entreat, press


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)plead

4. bid (possession) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands


SamplesHe called his trump.


Synonymscall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Narrower (hyponym)double, outbid, outcall, overbid, preempt, raise, underbid


Domain categorycard game, cards

5. bid (possession) make a serious effort to attain something


SamplesHis campaign bid for the attention of the poor population.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)seek

6. bid (communication) ask someone in a friendly way to do something


ExamplesThey bid him to write the letter


Synonymsinvite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)request


Narrower (hyponym)allure, challenge, tempt









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