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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.


Synonymssummons


Broader (hypernym)invitation

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


Synonymsbid


Broader (hypernym)statement


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


Part meronymbridge


Domain categorybridge









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