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Definition 1: an attempt to get something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made a futile play for power
  • he made a bid to gain attention

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 2: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) something offered (as a proposal or bid)

"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

(... is a kind of bid ) a bid that is higher than preceding bids

(... is a kind of bid ) a bid to buy all of a person's holdings

Definition 3: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of bid ) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

(... is a kind of bid ) (bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit

(... is a kind of bid ) (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)

(... is a kind of bid ) a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

(bid belongs to category ...) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Definition 4: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of bid ) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command

(... is a kind of bid ) (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed

"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"

(... is a kind of bid ) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"the judge's charge to the jury"

(... is a kind of bid ) something that is commanded

(... is a kind of bid ) a formal command or admonition

(... is a kind of bid ) an authoritative command or request

(... is a kind of bid ) a magical command; used by Ali Baba

Definition 5: ask someone in a friendly way to do something - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

(... is a kind of bid ) dispose or incline or entice to

"We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"

(... is a kind of bid ) issue a challenge to

"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

Definition 6: invoke upon - [verb of communication]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wish you a nice evening
  • bid farewell

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

(... is a kind of bid ) express congratulations

Definition 7: ask for or request earnestly - [verb of communication]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) appeal or request earnestly

"I pleaded with him to stop"

Definition 8: propose a payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bid ) bid on behalf of someone else

(... is a kind of bid ) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

"The broker subscribed 500 shares"

(... is a kind of bid ) bid more than the object is worth

(... is a kind of bid ) bid too low

(... is a kind of bid ) bid higher than others

(... is a kind of bid ) bid lower than a competing bidder

(bid implies ...) negotiate the terms of an exchange

"We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

(bid belongs to category ...) the public sale of something to the highest bidder

Definition 9: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands - [verb of possession]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He called his trump

Synonyms for bid in the sense of this definition

(bid is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(... is a kind of bid ) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

(... is a kind of bid ) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

(... is a kind of bid ) make a higher bid than (the previous bid or player); in a card game

(... is a kind of bid ) bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants

(... is a kind of bid ) bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled

(... is a kind of bid ) to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,

(... is a kind of bid ) make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

(bid belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 10: make a serious effort to attain something - [verb of possession]

Samples where bid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population

(bid is a kind of ...) try to get or reach

"seek a position" "seek an education" "seek happiness"

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