HyperDic: bidding

English > 3 senses of the word bidding:
NOUNcommunicationbidding, command, bid, dictationan authoritative direction or instruction to do something
communicationbidding, summonsa request to be present
communicationbidding, bid(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
bidding > pronunciation
Soundsbih'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > bidding: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
Synonymscommand, bid, dictation
NarrowerbehestAn authoritative command or request
commandmentSomething that is commanded
commission, charge, directionA formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
countermandA contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
injunctionA formal command or admonition
open sesameA magical command
order(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdictado, orden
Catalandictat, ordre
Verbsbidask for or request earnestly
English > bidding: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA request to be present.
Example"they came at his bidding"
Synonymsummons
BroaderinvitationA request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
Verbsbidask someone in a friendly way to do something
English > bidding: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
Synonymbid
CategorybridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Part ofbridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Narrowercontract, declaration(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
overbid, overcall(bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
preemptive bid, pre-empt, preemptA high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
takeout(bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishapuesta, licitación, oferta, puja, remate
Catalanaposta, juguesca, licitació, oferta, rematada
Verbsbidmake a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

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