- 1bid (somebody) good morning, farewell, etc. (formal) to say ‘good morning’, etc. to somebody I bade farewell to all the friends I had made in Paris. I bade all my friends farewell. He bade farewell to the city where he had been so happy. He bade her good day and left.
- 2bid somebody (do something) (old use or literary) to tell somebody to do something He bade me come closer.
BrE BrE//bɪd//; NAmE NAmE//bɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bid
BrE BrE//bɪd//; NAmE NAmE//bɪd//he / she / it bids
BrE BrE//bɪdz//; NAmE NAmE//bɪdz//past simple bade
BrE BrE//beɪd//; NAmE NAmE//beɪd//; BrE BrE//bæd//; NAmE NAmE//bæd//past simple bid
BrE BrE//bɪd//; NAmE NAmE//bɪd//past participle bidden
BrE BrE//ˈbɪdn//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪdn//past participle bid
BrE BrE//bɪd//; NAmE NAmE//bɪd//-ing form bidding
BrE BrE//ˈbɪdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪdɪŋ//