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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 Vend. 29; Babington on Auct. 30, 42; or the bid may be withdrawn by implication. 6 Penn.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.

References in classic literature ?
The princess, not knowing its value, laughingly bade the slave take it and make the exchange.
He snatched it and bade the slave take her choice, amid the jeers of the crowd.
He then went to the dead magician, took the lamp out of his vest, and bade the genie carry the palace and all in it back to China.