Definition of bid verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    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//
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  1. 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.
  2. 2bid somebody (do something) (old use or literary) to tell somebody to do something He bade me come closer.
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