bidding

  • 1 Bidding — is an offer (often competitive) of setting a price one is willing to pay for something. A price offer is called a bid . The term may be used in context of auctions, stock exchange or card games. Bidding up means rising a price for an item by a… …

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  • 2 Bidding — Bid ding, n. 1. Command; order; a proclamation or notifying. Do thou thy master s bidding. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 bidding — [n1] command behest, call, charge, demand, dictate, direction, injunction, instruction, invitation, mandate, order, request, summons, word; concept 53 Ant. answer bidding [n2] offering of money, services advance, auction, invitation, offer,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 bidding — [bid′iŋ] n. 1. a command or request 2. an invitation or summons 3. the bids or the making of bids in a card game or auction do the bidding of to be obedient to; carry out the orders of …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 bidding — index demand, directive, guidance, injunction, instruction (direction), invitation, monition (legal summons) …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 bidding — behest, *command, order, injunction, mandate, dictate Analogous words: direction, instruction (see corresponding verbs at COMMAND): summoning or summons, calling or call, citing or citation (see corresponding verbs at SUMMON) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 bidding — bid bid 2 verb bid PTandPP bidding PRESPART [intransitive, transitive] 1. FINANCE to offer to pay a particular price for something such as goods, property, or bonds …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 bidding — n. offering of bids 1) to open the bidding 2) competitive; spirited bidding request 3) to do smb. s bidding 4) at smb. s bidding * * * [ bɪdɪŋ] spirited bidding [ offering of bids ] to open the bidding [ request ] to do smb. s bidding at smb. s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 bidding — /bid ing/, n. 1. command; summons; invitation: I went there at his bidding. 2. bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received: The bidding began furiously. 3. a bid. 4. do someone s bidding, to submit to someone s orders;… …

    Universalium

  • 10 bidding — [[t]bɪ̱dɪŋ[/t]] 1) PHRASE If you do something at someone s bidding, you do it because they have asked you to do it. [FORMAL] The Prime Minister was right to reject him, even though it was only at the bidding of his backbenchers. 2) PHRASE: V… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 bidding — noun (U) 1 the activity of bidding (bid1 (1)) for goods, especially in an auction 1: The bidding was brisk and sales went well. 2 at sb s bidding formal because someone has told you to 3 do sb s bidding formal to obey someone s requests or orders …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 bidding — bid|ding [ˈbıdıŋ] n [U] 1.) when you ↑bid for goods, especially in an ↑auction ▪ The bidding was brisk and sales went well. 2.) at sb s bidding formal because someone has told you to 3.) do sb s bidding formal …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 bidding — bid|ding [ bıdıŋ ] noun uncount the process of making BIDS for things, for example at an AUCTION (=an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money) at someone s bidding if you do something at someone s bidding, you do it… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 bidding — / bɪdɪŋ/ noun the act of making offers to buy, usually at an auction ♦ the bidding started at £1,000 the first and lowest bid was £1,000 ♦ the bidding stopped at £250,000 the last bid, i.e. the successful bid, was for £250,000 ♦ the auctioneer… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 15 bidding — / bɪdɪŋ/ noun the act of making offers to buy, usually at an auction ♦ the bidding started at £1,000 the first and lowest bid was £1,000 ♦ the bidding stopped at £250,000 the last bid, i.e. the successful bid, was for £250,000 ♦ the auctioneer… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 16 bidding — Ⅰ. bid [1] ► VERB (bidding; past and past part. bid) 1) offer (a certain price) for something, especially at an auction. 2) (bid for) (of a contractor) tender for (work). 3) (bid for) make an effort to obtain or achiev …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 bidding — UK [ˈbɪdɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the process of making bids for things, for example at an auction (= an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money) • at someone s bidding do someone s bidding …

    English dictionary

  • 18 bidding — bid•ding [[t]ˈbɪd ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) command; summons: I went there at his bidding[/ex] 2) bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received • do someone s bidding Etymology: 1125–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 bidding — /ˈbɪdɪŋ / (say biding) noun 1. a bid. 2. bids collectively, or as a sequence: the bidding was slow. –phrase 3. do someone s bidding, to carry out someone s orders …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 Bidding — Bid Bid (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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