Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: bid
IPA transcription: [b'ɪd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: command, bid, bidding, dictation
    Meaning: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  • Synonyms: bid, play
    Meaning: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: offer, bid, tender
    Meaning: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
  • Synonyms: wish, bid
    Meaning: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
  • Synonyms: bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
    Meaning: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  • Synonyms: bid, call
    Meaning: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
  • Synonyms: bid
    Meaning: make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  • Synonyms: invite, bid
    Meaning: ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Usage examples
  • Bid them put the helm over."
  • "Then do as I bid you, Silas Watson."
  • Therefore, we followed, as he bid us.
  • The whole town comes to bid us good-by.
  • "Now I'll bid you goodnight, and be going.
  • "Is there anything Annabel can bid him do?"
  • It was no light matter to bid them farewell forever.
  • After tea the Allisons flocked in to bid her welcome.
  • 'Father,' he said gravely, 'I have come to bid you farewell.
  • But trouble not yourself and fear nothing, only do as I bid you.