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 for Bid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, and E. bead, also perh. to Gr. teiqein to
     persuade, L. fidere to trust, E. faith, and bide. But this
     word was early confused with OE. beden, beoden, AS.
     be['o]dan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bj[=o][eth]a,
     Goth. biudan (in comp.), OHG. biotan to command, bid, G.
     bieten, D. bieden, to offer, also to Gr. pynqa`nesqai to
     learn by inquiry, Skr. budh to be awake, to heed, present
     OSlav. bud[=e]ti to be awake, E. bode, v. The word now has
     the form of OE. bidden to ask, but the meaning of OE. beden
     to command, except in "to bid beads." [root]30.]
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     1. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer
        to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at
        auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be
        done under a contract).
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     2. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a
        threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid
        good morning, farewell, etc.
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              Neither bid him God speed.            --2. John 10.
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              He bids defiance to the gaping crowd. --Granrille.
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     3. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. [Mostly
        obs.] "Our banns thrice bid !" --Gay.
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     4. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
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              That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow. --Pope
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              Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee. --Matt.
                                                    xiv. 28
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              I was bid to pick up shells.          --D. Jerrold.
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     5. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
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              As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
                                                    --Matt. xxii.
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     To bid beads, to pray with beads, as the Roman Catholics;
        to distinguish each bead by a prayer. [Obs.]
     To bid defiance to, to defy openly; to brave.
     To bid fair, to offer a good prospect; to make fair
        promise; to seem likely.
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     Syn: To offer; proffer; tender; propose; order; command;
          direct; charge; enjoin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bid \Bid\,
     imp. & p. p. of Bid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bid \Bid\, n.
     An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a
     sum which one will give for something to be received, or will
     take for something to be done or furnished; that which is
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bid \Bid\, v. i. [See Bid, v. t.]
     1. To pray. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
           [syn: command, bid, bidding, dictation]
      2: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for
         power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: bid,
      3: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [syn: bid,
      4: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to
         contract to make [syn: bid, bidding]
      v 1: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for
           the painting" [syn: offer, bid, tender]
      2: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [syn:
         wish, bid]
      3: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to
         become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat,
         adjure, press, conjure]
      4: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands;
         "He called his trump" [syn: bid, call]
      5: make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid
         for the attention of the poor population"
      6: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: invite,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "bid":
     adjuration, advance, appeal, approach, ask, asking price, assay,
     attempt, bargain, bargain price, beat down, beseechment, bid for,
     bid in, bid price, bid up, biddance, bidding, call, call on,
     call the signals, call upon, calling, cash price, chaffer, charge,
     cheapen, clamor, command, commission, controlled price, crack, cry,
     current price, current quotation, cut price, declare, decree,
     dicker, dictate, direct, drive a bargain, effort, endeavor,
     engraved invitation, enjoin, entreaty, essay, experiment, feeler,
     fixed price, flat rate, fling, gambit, give an order,
     give the word, go, going price, haggle, higgle, huckster,
     imploration, imploring, imprecation, instruct, invitation, invite,
     invocation, invocatory plea, issue a command, issue a writ,
     jew down, lick, list price, make a bid, make an offer, mandate,
     market price, move, neat price, negotiate, net, obsecration,
     obtestation, offer, offer to buy, offering, ordain, order,
     order about, outbid, overture, package price, piece price, plea,
     prayer, preliminary approach, presentation, price list,
     prices current, proclaim, proffer, promulgate, pronounce,
     quotation, quoted price, recommended price, request, rogation,
     rule, say the word, selling price, shill, shot, stab, step,
     stock market quotations, stroke, strong bid, submission, suit,
     summon, summons, supplication, tell, tentative, tentative approach,
     trade price, trial, trial and error, try, underbid, undertaking,
     unit price, warn, whack, wholesale price

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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