- Ⅰ.bid  ► VERB (bidding; past and past part. bid) 1) offer (a certain price) for something, especially at an auction. 2) (bid for) (of a contractor) tender for (work). 3) (bid for) make an effort to obtain or achieve.► NOUN 1) an offer to buy something. 2) an offer to do work or supply goods at a stated price. 3) an effort to obtain or achieve something.DERIVATIVES bidder noun bidding noun.ORIGIN Old English.Ⅱ.bid  ► VERB (bidding; past bid or bade; past part. bid) 1) utter (a greeting or farewell) to. 2) archaic command (someone) to do something.ORIGIN Old English, «ask».
English terms dictionary. 2015.