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bid

n. an offer to purchase with a specific price stated. It includes offers during an auction in which people compete by raising the bid until there is no more bidding, or contractors offer to contract to build a project or sell goods or services at a given price, with usually the lowest bidder getting the job. (See: contract)

bid

noun advance, approach, estimate, licitatio, offer, offered price, overture, presentation, price, proffer, proposal, proposition, quotation, quoted price, submission, tender
Associated concepts: auction sale, bid bond, bid in, bid off, bidder, competitive bidding, proposal, upset bid, with reserve, without reserve
See also: appeal, application, assign, call, command, detail, dictate, direct, endeavor, enforce, enjoin, impose, insist, instruct, invitation, invoke, mandate, offer, order, overture, petition, pray, prescribe, proffer, propose, proposition, request, summon, summons, writ

BID, contracts. A bid is an offer to pay a specified price for an article about to be sold at auction. The bidder has a right to withdraw his bid at any time before it is accepted, which acceptance is generally manifested by knocking down the hammer. 3 T. R. 148; Hardin's Rep. 181; Sugd. Vend. 29; Babington on Auct. 30, 42; or the bid may be withdrawn by implication. 6 Penn. St. R. 486; 8, Id. 408. Vide 0@ffer.

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I've told him he must go to sleep, as you bid him, and he must, if I stay here all night.
Then of thir Session ended they bid cry With Trumpets regal sound the great result: Toward the four winds four speedy Cherubim Put to thir mouths the sounding Alchymie By Haralds voice explain'd: the hollow Abyss Heard farr and wide, and all the host of Hell With deafning shout, return'd them loud acclaim.
I don't believe a bit of it," said Sancho; "still, I'll do as your worship bids me; though I don't know what need there is for trying these experiments, for I can see with my own eyes that we have not moved five yards away from the bank, or shifted two yards from where the animals stand, for there are Rocinante and Dapple in the very same place where we left them; and watching a point, as I do now, I swear by all that's good, we are not stirring or moving at the pace of an ant.
He was a diffident though distinguished nurseryman, and feared that the audience might regard his bid as a foolish one.
But if you will, stay here; and we will go to our father's house and tell Metaneira, our deep-bosomed mother, all this matter fully, that she may bid you rather come to our home than search after the houses of others.
And the forbidding principle is derived from reason, and that which bids and attracts proceeds from passion and disease?
So you'll manage to get that little sum o' money, and I'll bid you good-bye, though I'm sorry to part.
Red rises the moon o'er the plain, red sinks the sun in the west, Look, wizards, and bid them farewell
Achilles, loved of heaven, you bid me tell you about the anger of King Apollo, I will therefore do so; but consider first and swear that you will stand by me heartily in word and deed, for I know that I shall offend one who rules the Argives with might, to whom all the Achaeans are in subjection.
I felt thunderstruck that she should so express herself, that she should assert such a right over me, that she should assume such authority and say outright: "Either you kill whom I bid you, or I will have nothing more to do with you.
I must do everything you bid me,' said the little man.
Nay, give me thy tool as I bid thee, for I would carry it as a penance to my pride.