(Bid) imp. & p. p. of 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 offered.

(Bid), v. i. [See Bid, v. t.]

1. To pray. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

(Bid"ale`) n. [Bid + ale.] An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's house, and there to contribute in charity for his relief. [Prov. Eng.]

(Bid"da*ble) a. Obedient; docile. [Scot.]

(Bid"den) p. p. of Bid.

(Bid"der) n. [AS. biddere. ] One who bids or offers a price. Burke.

Biddery ware
(Bid"der*y ware`) [From Beder or Bidar a town in India.] A kind of metallic ware made in India. The material is a composition of zinc, tin, and lead, in which ornaments of gold and silver are inlaid or damascened. [Spelt also bidry, bidree, bedery, beder.]

(Bid"ding), n.

1. Command; order; a proclamation or notifying. "Do thou thy master's bidding." Shak.

2. The act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction.

Bidding prayer
(Bid"ding prayer`)

1. (R. C. Ch.) The prayer for the souls of benefactors, said before the sermon.

2. (Angl. Ch.) The prayer before the sermon, with petitions for various specified classes of persons.

(Bid"dy) n. [Etymology uncertain.] A name used in calling a hen or chicken. Shak.

(Bid"dy), n. [A familiar form of Bridget.] An Irish serving woman or girl. [Colloq.]

(Bide) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bided; p. pr. & vb. n. Biding.] [OE. biden, AS. bidan; akin to OHG. bitan, Goth. beidan, Icel. bi; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See Bid, v. t., and cf. Abide.]

1. To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.

All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide
In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell.

2. To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be. Shak.

(Bide), v. t.

1. To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm.

2. To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.

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