• Washington bidding  Farewell to His Officers
    Washington bidding Farewell to His Officers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bid ask for or request earnestly "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    • v bid ask someone in a friendly way to do something
    • v bid invoke upon "wish you a nice evening","bid farewell"
    • v bid make a serious effort to attain something "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
    • v bid propose a payment "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    • v bid make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands "He called his trump"
    • n bid an attempt to get something "they made a futile play for power","he made a bid to gain attention"
    • n bid (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    • n bid a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    • n bid an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bid imp. & p. p. of Bid.
    • n Bid An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.
    • Bid To invite; to call in; to request to come. "As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage."
    • Bid To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
    • Bid To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
    • Bid To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc. "Neither bid him God speed.""He bids defiance to the gaping crowd."
    • Bid To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command. "That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow.""Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee.""I was bid to pick up shells."
    • Bid To pray.
    • Bid To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. "Our banns thrice bid !"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bid To ask; request; invite.
    • bid To pray; wish earnestly or devoutly; hence, to say by way of greeting or benediction: as, to bid good-day, farewell, etc.
    • bid To command; order or direct; enjoin.
    • bid To offer; propose: as, to bid a price at an auction.
    • bid To raise the price of in bidding; increase the amount offered for: with up: as, to bid up a thing beyond its value.
    • bid To proclaim; make known by a public announcement; declare: as, “our bans thrice bid,” Gay, What d'ye Call it?
    • bid To make an offer; offer a price: as, to bid at an auction.
    • n bid An offer of a price; specifically, an offer made or the price offered at an auction: as, to increase another's bid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bid bid to offer: to propose: to proclaim, as the banns of marriage: to invite: to command: to make an offer, and to increase the amount offered for a thing—at an auction
    • pr.p Bid bid′ding; pa.t. bid or bade; pa.p. bid, bid′den
    • n Bid an offer of a price
    • v.t Bid bid to ask for: (nearly obs.): to pray.
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  • Susan Sontag
    “It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Horace
    “Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ?”
  • William Shakespeare
    “O, call back yesterday, bid time return.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan,; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. biðja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E. bead, also perh. to Gr. teiqein to persuade, L. fidere, to trust, E. faith, and bide,. But this word was early confused with OE. beden, beoden, AS. beódan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bjōða, Goth. biudan,in comp.), OHG. biotan, to command, bid, G. bieten, D. bieden, to offer, also to Gr. pynqa`nesqai to learn by inquiry, Skr. budh, to be awake, to heed, present OSlav. budēti, to be awake, E. bode, v. The word now has the form of OE. bidden, to ask, but the meaning of OE. beden, to command, except in “to bid beads.” √30
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. biddan; Goth. bidjan; Ger. bitten; the connection with Bid, to command, is dub. See Bead.


In literature:

And if you choose to bid me hold my tongue I will say nothing.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
I shall have no mercy on those who oppose me and dare to bid me defiance!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Since thou bid'st me name my wishes, this the boon I ask of thee, That my gracious lord Yudhishthir once again be bondage-free!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
Indeed, the whole proceedings are more decorous and respectful, the bidding, half the time, being carried on in a low conversational tone.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
And now I need say no more, but bid you pray for his soul.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
What am I bid for this prime lot?
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Glastonbury and himself, therefore, lost no time in bidding adieu to their kind friends in London, and hastening to Armine.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Her love could not stay the storm; she had no power to bid the winds and waves be still.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
They have ask for bids.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
The other nudged him, as though to bid him hold his tongue.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope

In poetry:

"In glittering misery
Bid me not sleep!
Mother, oh, let me
Melt and weep!
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Father, say
You love me and you trust me once again,
Before I bid good-night.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
There spake my heroine.
The King, my father, bids me to repair
Unto Palermo.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
No more, no more!
Go, bid your tribe make ready for their death
At sunset.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
Only a little more
I have to write:
Then I'll give o'er,
And bid the world good-night.
"His Poetry His Pillar" by Robert Herrick
Sisters, above the grave
Of thy repose,
Should have bid violets wave
With the white rose.
"Woman On The Field Of Battle" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Winning the Bid with bright blue .
British Parliament Aims to Kill News Corp.'s Sky Bid.
Being that this was such an iconic car, I still don't believe that the bidding would go over $150,000.
Bronte manuscript sparks bidding war.
Parisian museum wins bidding war for unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript.
LONDON – Marti Malloy came up short Monday in her bid to become the first US judoka — man or woman — to win Olympic gold.
Defending NCAA Division I women's national champion Portland's long-shot bid to repeat remained alive with a 2-0 win at No.
Barcelona bid farewell to bullfighting on Sunday with a corrida in La Monumental bullring featuring José Tomás, Spain's most popular matador.
Germany Gets Bids Exceeding Maximum Sales Target at Bund Auction.
Arizona Shooting Bungle Sinks Sarah Palin's 2012 Presidential Bid.
China Firm's Bid to Build Rail Line in Indonesia May Face Bureaucratic Hurdles.
When the Kentucky General Assembly convenes today, lawmakers will find about 150 pre-filed bids for their consideration.
The historic proposal to transform more than 900 acres near Interstate 90 and state Route 900 in the decades ahead is a step closer to implementation, but before city leaders act on the plan, citizens can comment on the bid.
Parents and children bid farewell to the longtime Marietta nanny on Sept 28.
As it gears up for the crucial holiday season, the embattled retailer is open to considering a lowered bid from.

In science:

They include bidding, problem solving, process control, fault tolerance.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
On the small scale, the motions of monomer units inside the dynamic segments are due to stretching of small parts of macromolecules. Therefore the segments can be schematically viewed, as toughly stretching bids, needed higher energies for their deforming.
A Hybrid Model of Rubber Elasticity in Simple Extension
Fig.1. A – common bid-spring model, B - bid-spring model with extensible bids. Fig. 2.
A Hybrid Model of Rubber Elasticity in Simple Extension
We consider setting, or rather re-setting, bids for house ads in such a way as to (approximately) maximize expected return for a large group of ads.
Bid Optimization for Internet Graphical Ad Auction Systems via Special Ordered Sets
This requires choosing among discrete bids, which can be modeled as Special Ordered Sets of type 1. A combination of heuristics applied to the LP solution, cutting planes, and branching leads to rapid solution of this discrete model.
Bid Optimization for Internet Graphical Ad Auction Systems via Special Ordered Sets