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Noun bid has 4 senses
  1. command, bid, bidding, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    --1 is a kind of speech act
    --1 has particulars:
     countermand; order; commission, charge, direction; commandment; injunction; behest; open sesame
    Derived form: verb bid3
  2. bid, play - an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
    --2 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    Derived form: verb bid5
  3. bid, tender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    --3 is a kind of offer, offering
    --3 has particulars: overbid; buyout bid
    Derived forms: verb bid5, verb bid1
  4. bid, bidding - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    --4 is a kind of statement
    --4 is a part of bridge
    --4 has particulars:
     contract, declaration; takeout; overbid, overcall; preemptive bid
    Derived form: verb bid4
Verb bid has 6 senses
  1. offer, bid, tender - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    Derived forms: noun bid3, noun bidder1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. wish, bid - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
    --2 is one way to greet, recognize, recognise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    --3 is one way to plead
    Derived forms: noun bid1, noun bidding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  4. bid, call - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
    --4 is one way to play
    Derived forms: noun bid4, noun bidder2, noun bidding3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. bid - make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
    --5 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun bid3, noun bid2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. invite, bid - ask someone in a friendly way to do something
    --6 is one way to request
    Derived form: noun bidding2
    Sample sentence:
    They bid him to write the letter
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