What does 'bid' mean and is 'bid' a common noun?

The word 'bid' is a singular common noun; a word for the offer of a price for an item (such as at an auction) or the price offered to perform a service or do a job (such as for a commercial or government contract); a statement of points you will score in a card game. Example sentence:

  • We put in a bid for tree services in the city park.

The word 'bid' is also a verb (bid, bids, biding, bidden, bade), to offer a price for an item, a job or a contract for services; to order someone to do something; to say goodnight or goodbye. Example sentence:

  • We bid four hundred dollars for the vase but it went for six hundred; so we bid it goodbye.