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English noun: bidding

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

Synonymsbid, command, dictation

Broader (hypernym)speech act

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

2. bidding (communication) a request to be present

SamplesThey came at his bidding.


Broader (hypernym)invitation

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


Broader (hypernym)statement

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

Part meronymbridge

Domain categorybridge

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