bidding Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bidding" in British English

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biddingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbɪd.ɪŋ/

bidding noun [U] (OFFER)

the ​act of ​offering to ​pay a ​particularamount of ​money for something, by different ​people: Most of the bidding was done by ​phone.open the bidding to make the first ​offer of ​money for an ​object at a ​publicsale of ​goods (in some ​cardgames) the ​process of the ​players saying , before ​playstarts, how many ​points they ​expect to ​win in a ​particulargame: In this ​course, we will ​cover the ​basics of Contract Bridge, ​including bidding, ​playing, and scorekeeping.

bidding noun [U] (TELL)

at sb's bidding old-fashioned You do something at someone's bidding if they have ​asked or told you to do it: At my grandmother's bidding, I ​wore my ​bestdress.
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bidding" in American English

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biddingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɪd·ɪŋ/ fml
a ​request or an ​order: At my grandmother’s bidding, I ​wore my ​bestdress.
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bidding" in Business English

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biddingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbɪdɪŋ/
COMMERCE the ​action of ​offering to ​buy something for a particular ​amount of ​money, especially at an auction (= ​publicsale): For the first half hour of the ​auction the bidding was ​slow and ​cautious. He opened the bidding at £2,000. online/​internet bidding
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bidding”
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 出价…
in Turkish fiyat teklif etme, miktar önerme…
in Russian предложение цены, торги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 出價…
in Polish przetarg, licytacja…
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