• Washington bidding  Farewell to His Officers
    Washington bidding Farewell to His Officers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bidding (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    • n bidding an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    • n bidding a request to be present "they came at his bidding"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bidding Command; order; a proclamation or notifying. "Do thou thy master's bidding ."
    • Bidding The act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bidding Invitation; command; order; a proclamation or notifying.
    • n bidding The act of making an offer at an auction: as, the bidding was lively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bidding offer: invitation: command
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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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béodan; Goth. biudan, Ger. bieten, to offer.


In literature:

If she turns aside anywhere I will bid you good-bye and see where she goes.
"Sunrise" by William Black
I bid you welcome, Earl William, to a wanderer's tent.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Bid the men exhibit no light, nor converse above whispers.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
I bid thee by a lawful bidding before the court so that the judges may hear.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Do as I bid ye, my pretty black cat, and I'll sign the book.
"Giles Corey, Yeoman" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Lord de Terrier did not bid high enough, or else Mr. Gresham did not like biddings from that quarter.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Alan, Alan, how can I bid thee forth to death?
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
Leave me, pray, And bid me, as a shrouded corpse, farewell.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
I bid him turn, and we are soon gliding into the Sacca della Misericordia.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
From life and light shut out, beneath this cell Long have I bid the cheering sun farewell.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles

In poetry:

'Bid me not stay!
Hear reason, pray!
'Tis striking six! Sure never day
Was short as this is!'
"Love's Clock" by James Russell Lowell
All wigs and paint, they hurry in:
Then, bid their radiant moment be
The footlights' immortality!
"Behind The Scenes: Empire" by Arthur Symons
They bid me to submit;
I do, — I cannot strive;
I do not question, — I endure,
Endure and live.
"Midnight" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I could renounce my all below,
If my Creator bid;
And run, if I were called to go,
And die as Moses did.
"Hymn 49" by Isaac Watts
Though unbelief suggest,
Why should we longer wait?
He bids us never give him rest,
But be importunate.
"The Importunate Widow" by John Newton
It bids all present forms decay,
All present feelings fade away;
Impeding distance, long delay
Are o'er!
"Vignette - XVIII" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Kwame Holman looks at Sen Robert Torricelli's sudden decision to end his bid to retain his seat.
BOWING OUT;Big Budget, Early Start and the Candidate Are Figured in the Collapse of Gramm's Bid.
As the UN Security Council takes up discussion Monday of the Palestinian bid for statehood, President Obama has some tough decisions to make about how to proceed with the peace process in the Middle East.
Rep Allen B West, Florida Republican, will not concede his re-election bid, more.
Schoolcraft's aces trump Brandywine bid.
Tokyo governor and the city's Olympic bid committee leader Shintaro Ishihara attends a press conference after the Tokyo 2016 presentation on October 2, 2009 at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bids for the OSX-2 FPSO conversion are being evaluated and the contract is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2011.
Moss Point holds off Gautier rally for postseason bid.
People who are or were arrested for drunk driving in Minnesota lost a bid today to fight their charges on the basis of errors in the instrument used to administer breathalyzer test.
On Wednesday, I bid 22 adieu and say hello to my 23rd year of life.
We plan to bid on some state bridge deck work planned in our area.
Bridle Path home draws three bids over $5m.
Bridle Path home draws three bids over $5m.
But you had better not be scared of ghosts if you decide to bid for this 150-year-old Grade II listed property.
Billabong Executive Considers Buyout Bid .

In science:

If Alice bids seventeen for the first move and Bob bids nineteen, then Bob gives nineteen chips to Alice and makes a move.
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex
Now Alice has 119 chips and Bob has 81, and they bid for the second move.
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex
The main goal of this paper is to present an efficient algorithm for near-optimal play of Bidding Hex.
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex
Bidding games are variations on traditional two-player games in which, instead of alternating moves, the players bid for the right to move (or for the right to determine who moves next, in situations where moving may not be desirable).
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex
Richman developed an elegant theory of such games with real-valued bidding in the late 1980s; his theory is presented in [LLPU96, LLP+99].
Artificial intelligence for Bidding Hex