What is the pronunciation of bid?
English definition of “bid”
C2 [I or T] (present participle bidding, past tense bid, past participle bid) to offer a particular amount of money for something that is for sale and compete against other people to buy it, especially at a public sale of goods or property: She knew she couldn't afford it, so she didn't bid. The communications group has shown an interest in bidding for the company. A foreign collector has bid £500,000 for the portrait. [+ two objects] What am I bid for this fine vase? › [I] (present participle bidding, past tense bid, past participle bid) If two or more people bid for a job, they compete with each other to do the work by offering to do it for a particular amount of money: The department is trying to ensure fairer competition among firms bidding for government contracts. › [T + to infinitive] (present participle bidding, past tense bid, past participle bid) If someone bids to do something, they compete with other people to do it: Paris is bidding to host the next Olympics. › [I or T] (present participle bidding, past tense bid, past participle bid) (in some card games) to say, before play starts, how many points you expect to win in a particular game: Before you decide how to bid, you need to evaluate how strong the hand of cards you are holding is. She bid three diamonds.