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Bade n : a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeriabid


1 an authoritative direction or instruction to do something [syn: command, bidding, dictation]
2 an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: play]
3 a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [syn: tender]
4 (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make [syn: bidding]


1 propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting" [syn: offer, tender]
2 invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [syn: wish]
3 ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" [syn: 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: 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] [also: bidding, bidden, bade]bade See bid

User Contributed Dictionary



  • 1. /beɪd/
    Rhymes with: -eɪd
  • 2. /bæd/
    Rhymes with: -æd


  1. simple past of bid


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