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.

Syn. — To offer; proffer; tender; propose; order; command; direct; charge; enjoin.

(Bi*cus"pid), n. (Anat.) One of the two double-pointed teeth which intervene between the canines (cuspids) and the molars, on each side of each jaw. See Tooth, n.

(Bi*cy"a*nide) n. See Dicyanide.

(Bi"cy*cle) n. [Pref. bi- + cycle.] A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers.

(Bi"cy*cler) n. One who rides a bicycle.

(Bi*cyc"lic) a. Relating to bicycles.

(Bi"cy*cling) n. The use of a bicycle; the act or practice of riding a bicycle.

(Bi"cy*clism) n. The art of riding a bicycle.

(Bi"cy*clist) n. A bicycler.

(Bi*cyc"u*lar) a. Relating to bicycling.

(Bid) v. t. [imp. Bade 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. biðja, 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. beódan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bjoða, Goth. biudan 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. budeti 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." &radic30.]

1. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay or to take

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.

Neither bid him God speed.
2. John 10.

He bids defiance to the gaping crowd.

3. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. [Mostly obs.] "Our banns thrice bid !" Gay.

4. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.

That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow.

Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee.
Matt. xiv. 28

I was bid to pick up shells.
D. Jerrold.

5. To invite; to call in; to request to come.

As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Matt. xxii. 9

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