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Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

Meaning of "bid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BID

Old English biddan; related to German bitten.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BID

bid  [bɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bid is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bid in English.

WHAT DOES BID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of bid in the English dictionary

The first definition of bid in the dictionary is often foll by for or against to offer in attempting to buy something, esp in competition with others as at an auction. Other definition of bid is to respond to an offer by a seller by stating on which one is willing to make a purchase. Bid is also to say.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BID

PRESENT

Present
I bid
you bid
he/she/it bid
we bid
you bid
they bid
Present continuous
I am bidding
you are bidding
he/she/it is bidding
we are bidding
you are bidding
they are bidding
Present perfect
I have bid
you have bid
he/she/it has bid
we have bid
you have bid
they have bid
Present perfect continuous
I have been bidding
you have been bidding
he/she/it has been bidding
we have been bidding
you have been bidding
they have been bidding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bid
you bid
he/she/it bid
we bid
you bid
they bid
Past continuous
I was bidding
you were bidding
he/she/it was bidding
we were bidding
you were bidding
they were bidding
Past perfect
I had bid
you had bid
he/she/it had bid
we had bid
you had bid
they had bid
Past perfect continuous
I had been bidding
you had been bidding
he/she/it had been bidding
we had been bidding
you had been bidding
they had been bidding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bid
you will bid
he/she/it will bid
we will bid
you will bid
they will bid
Future continuous
I will be bidding
you will be bidding
he/she/it will be bidding
we will be bidding
you will be bidding
they will be bidding
Future perfect
I will have bid
you will have bid
he/she/it will have bid
we will have bid
you will have bid
they will have bid
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bidding
you will have been bidding
he/she/it will have been bidding
we will have been bidding
you will have been bidding
they will have been bidding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bid
you would bid
he/she/it would bid
we would bid
you would bid
they would bid
Conditional continuous
I would be bidding
you would be bidding
he/she/it would be bidding
we would be bidding
you would be bidding
they would be bidding
Conditional perfect
I would have bid
you would have bid
he/she/it would have bid
we would have bid
you would have bid
they would have bid
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bidding
you would have been bidding
he/she/it would have been bidding
we would have been bidding
you would have been bidding
they would have been bidding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bid
we let´s bid
you bid
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bid
Past participle
bid
Present Participle
bidding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BID

bicyclist
bid bond
bid defiance
bid fair
bid in
bid price
bid up
Bida
bidarka
bidarkee
Bidault
biddability
biddable
biddableness
bidden
bidder
biddi-biddi
biddies
bidding
bidding war

WORDS THAT END LIKE BID

acid
afraid
aid
android
avoid
David
did
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
mid
paid
rapid
said
solid
stupid
valid
vid

Synonyms and antonyms of bid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bid
advance · amount · ask · attempt · call · charge · command · crack · desire · direct · effort · endeavour · enjoin · go · greet · instruct · invite · offer · order · price · proffer · proposal · propose · proposition · put up · require · say · seek · shot · solicit · stab · strive · submission · submit · sum · summon · tell · tender · try · undertaking · venture · wish

Translation of «bid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BID

Find out the translation of bid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

投标
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puja
570 millions of speakers

English

bid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُنَاقَصَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ставка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oferta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদার প্রস্তাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

offre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tawaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gebot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

入札
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

입찰
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tawaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đấu thầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முயற்சியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बोली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teklif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

offerta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oferta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ставка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ofertă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσφορά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bod
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bud
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bud
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BID»

The term «bid» is very widely used and occupies the 3.579 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bid» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bid

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10 QUOTES WITH «BID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bid.
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Akihito
The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.
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Richard Attias
Even an unsuccessful Olympic bid can be the source of change within a city if organizers adhere to their vision.
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Hans Urs von Balthasar
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
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Richard Parks Bland
Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing.
5
Daniel Boone
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
6
Cameron van der Burgh
I'm trying to focus on the 100 and 200 breaststroke now. There's no point concentrating on the 50 when it's not in the Olympics. I'm not going to quit the 50 but it's not my priority any more. I'll do it but as part of my bid for gold at the other distances.
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Sebastian Coe
There may be problems we still need to tease out, but we will leave no stone unturned in our bid to make London the host city.
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Raymond E. Feist
There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye.
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Ron Fournier
The 2016 presidential election is ripe for the emergence of a game-changing political leader who either dramatically reforms one of the existing parties or mounts an independent bid.
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Arvind Gupta
Parents are the biggest culprit. In a bid to make their child score high marks, they are willing to indulge in practices that are unethical, like buying projects. They do not realise that such attempts will not make their child brighter or think over ideas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BID»

Discover the use of bid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bid Management: Create Winning Bids and Proposals and Fund ...
Without the training and confidence needed to write a successful bid or proposal valuable business can be lost. Bid Management is an easy-to-read practical guide which will teach the reader how to think like a professional bid manager.
Emma Jaques, 2011
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The Bid Manager's Handbook
This book will help you to enhance the prob
David Nickson, 2008
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Bid Writing for Project Managers
Bid Writing for Project Managers will guide prospective project managers through the bid-writing lifecycle, providing comprehensive guidelines and numerous tips on how to craft a winning bid and how to set the project up with the best ...
Mr David Cleden, 2012
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Oil's Endless Bid: Taming the Unreliable Price of Oil to ...
Reveals why oil prices cannot stabilize without dramatic action on the part of both government and business Details how the novel, but wrong, idea of oil as an asset class took a sleepy, club-like market into the national spotlight ...
Dan Dicker, 2011
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Bid Protests: Characteristics of Cases Filed in Federal Courts
This report reviews the cases, particularly small business (SB) cases, that have been filed in district courts and U.S. Court of Fed. Claims (COFC) (Courts) since the Admin. Dispute Resolution Act of 1996 took effect.
Richard M. Stana, William Jenkins, 2000
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A Bid for Fortune: Dr. Nikola's Vendetta
Guy Boothby's A Bid for Fortune or Dr Nikola's Vendetta (1895), a crime novel set in Sydney and London, involves a merchant, Richard Hatteras, and Dr. Nikola, a criminal genius cum magician.
Guy Boothby, 2008
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The Global Gamble: Washington's Faustian Bid for World Dominance
Peter Gowan argues that, since the collapse of the USSR, the US government has been trying to bring about a unipolar world in which the United States can control and shape the pattern of economic and political change in all regions of the ...
Peter Gowan, 1999
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FastTrack Bid Management
From Wish To Win With The Bid Manager's Handbook!
Lee Lister, 2008
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Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best ...
This unique book is a practical guide to winning contracts and funding through competitive bids, tenders and proposals.
Harold Lewis, 2009
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Australia's bid for the atomic bomb
Examination of the effects of Australia's post-World War II bid to help develop nuclear weapons in conjunction with the UK. Demonstrates that this failed endeavour shaped both foreign and domestic policy until the end of the 1950s.
Wayne Reynolds, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scots College bid to boost student numbers fails
Scots College has failed in its legal bid to increase its student numbers by almost one-third, opening the way for court challenge by nearby ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Teva set to lift Mylan bid to up to $43bn
The bid, which will be the first formal approach made by the group, is likely to value shares in Mylan at between $86 and $88 a share, ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
3
Judge tosses bid for probe of Ferguson case prosecutor
ST. LOUIS -- A judge has tossed out a push by activists for an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
4
FIFA bans World Cup bid inspector Mayne-Nicholls for seven years
Qatar 2022 World Cup bid chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani poses with Harold Mayne-Nicholls (R), head of FIFA's ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Morgan Schneiderlin: Man Utd bid confirmed by Southampton boss
Manchester United have had a bid for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin rejected, Saints boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed. «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
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Cubs' Jon Lester loses no-hit bid in 7th against Cardinals
Cubs lefty Jon Lester took a no-hitter into the seventh against the Cardinals on Monday night, but he lost when Jhonny Peralta recorded an ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
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Iker Casillas nears Real Madrid exit after Porto lodge bid for …
Iker Casillas has won every major honour at Real Madrid but his time at the Santiago Bernabéu now appears to be at an end. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Kathmandu's profit decline could scupper Briscoe Group bid
Outdoor clothing retailer Kathmandu is under pressure to issue a trading update so investors can assess whether a $324 million takeover offer ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
9
NATO Faces Dilemma as it Weighs Montenegro's Bid to Join
BRUSSELS—Montenegro is pressing ahead with its push for membership in NATO, a bid that confronts the Western alliance with its first ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Greece launches bailout bid following referendum win
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will today try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders in Brussels. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»

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