bid [1] 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.
bid [2] 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.