Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

bid - thesaurus entry

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb
  1. 2
    to say that you think you will win a particular number of points in a card game

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of bid

  2. 3
    past tense bid or bade
    past participle bidden
    literary to order someone to do something

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of bid

phrase

phrasal verbs

English version of definition of bid

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

dividend

a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the...

Open Dictionary

subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog