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1) bid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: bade (bad, bd) or bid, bidˇden (bidn) or bid, bidˇding, bids1. To issue a command to; direct. 2. To utter (a greeting or salutation). 3. To invite...

2) bid. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The principal parts of the verb are bid, bade (pronounced BAD or BAID) or bid; and bidden, bid, or bade. Present tenses are identical for both clusters of meaning...

3) Bid. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...I bid you good night. I wish you good night, or I pray that you may have a good night. This is the Anglo-Saxon biddan, to ask, pray, or intreat. Whence "beads-men"...

4) bid. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Something offered: offer, proffer, proposal, tender2. See OFFER. 1. To give orders to: charge, command, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tell. See OVER, WORDS. 2....

5) Bid. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To bid fair. To seem likely: as "He bids fair to do well;" It bids fair to be a fine day." (Anglo-Saxon, bedan or beodan, to promise, to offer.) 1 To bid for [votes]....

6) Bid-ale. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...1 "The ordinary amusements in country parishes (in 1632) were church-ales, clerk-ales, and bid-ales, consisting of drinking and sports, particularly dancing."-T....

7) jump bid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Games A bridge bid that skips at least one level of bidding....

8) noncompetitive bid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A method of purchasing U.S. Treasury bills at the weekly public auction by agreeing to purchase a given amount of securities at the average price set at the auction....

9) 68. As children bid the guest good-night. Part Two: Nature. Dickinson, Emily. 1924. Complete Poems
...AS children bid the guest good-night, And then reluctant turn, My flowers raise their pretty lips, Then put their nightgowns on. As children caper when they wake,...

10) underbid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: unˇderˇbid, unˇderˇbidˇding, unˇderˇbids1. To bid lower than (a competitor). 2. Games To bid less than the full value of (one's hand) in bridge....

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