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bid·den

 (bĭd′n)

v.

A past participle of bid .

bidden

(ˈbɪdən)

vb

a past participle of bid

bid

(bɪd)

v. bade bid, bid•den bid, bid•ding, v.t.

1. to command; order; direct: to bid them depart.
2. to say as a greeting, wish, etc.: to bid good night.
3. to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay: They bid $25,000 and got the contract.
4. to enter a bid of (a given quantity or suit at cards).
5. to offer or declare: to bid defiance.
6. to invite.

v.i.

7. to command; order; direct: Do as I bid.
8. to make a bid.
9. bid up, to increase the market price of by increasing bids.

n.

10. an act or instance of bidding.
11.

a. an offer to make a specified number of points or to take a specified number of card tricks.
b. the amount of such an offer.
c. the turn of a person to bid.

12. an invitation: a bid to join a club.
13. an attempt to attain some goal or purpose.
14. the highest price a prospective buyer is willing to pay for a security during a trading period.

Idioms:

bid fair, to seem likely.
[before 900; Middle English bidden, Old English biddan to beg]
bid′der, n.

b.i.d.

(in prescriptions) twice a day.
[< Latin bis in diē]

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Out Bided Response: You will get this response if you were the winner at one point in time having Lowest Unique bid but are now out bidden by someone else.
In other words, your bid is the winning bid until you are out bidden by someone else with a lower unique bid.
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Definition of bidden in English:

bidden

  • archaic or literary past participle of bid

Pronunciation

bidden

/ˈbɪdn/

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bidden


past participle of

bid verbold-fashioned


(Definition of “bidden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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We are bidden to shake off complacency, to get rid of restrictive practices and to raise productivity.
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I do that because he is bidden to silence now.
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There is a feeling that because it is proletarian it must therefore contain some bidden beauties.
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Some of us are bidden to a function, and, indeed, bidden to a particular place at the function at 5 o’clock.
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However, let us look at 1992, as my noble friend who will answer this debate has bidden us.
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We are sometimes bidden to admire, and not only to admire, but to imitate, the educational systems of our neighbours.
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Then he was bidden to forward all plans and forms to the local council in order that they could receive formal consideration.
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We look for justice first at home before being bidden to fight for it abroad.
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We are bidden to carry a heavy responsibility.
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On the other hand, arrangements have been made for all men to be seen and personally bidden farewell before they leave their units to proceed for dispersal.
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Those countries did as they were bidden.
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The money will follow the problem and will thus be related not to prosperity or bidden deprivation but to the specific problem that we want to overcome.
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On the other hand, arrangements have been made for all men to be seen and personally bidden farewell, before they leave their units to proceed for dispersal.
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That they were bidden to do so by men behind the scenes, and in the safety of being behind the scenes, we know by their own confessions.
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From time to time public fury erupts when some spectacularly cruel or negligent example comes to light, and the authorities, local and national, are bidden to do something about it.
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