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Bid

Definition

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

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