an offer to pay a particular price for something, especially at an auction
They put in a bid for the house.
the person who places the highest bid
We've made a bid of nearly £400m for the company.
A takeover bid for the airline was launched today.
an offer to do work or provide services for a specific price
rival bids for the cleaning contract
an attempt to achieve or obtain something
a bid for power
bid to do something
a desperate bid to free herself from a loveless marriage
a statement of how many points you hope to win in a card game