bidder - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who makes bids for something, for example at an auction (=an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money)

    The clock will be sold to the highest bidder.

  2. 2
    someone who competes with others to get the opportunity to do work or provide a service for someone else by offering to do it for a particular amount of money

    The successful bidder for the franchise will run the train services.