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BIDDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bidding mean? 

BIDDING (noun)
  The noun BIDDING has 3 senses:

1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
2. a request to be present
3. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

  Familiarity information: BIDDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BIDDING (noun)


Sense 1bidding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bid; bidding; command; dictation

Hypernyms ("bidding" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bidding"):

behest (an authoritative command or request)

injunction (a formal command or admonition)

commandment (something that is commanded)

charge; commission; direction (a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something)

order ((often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed)

countermand (a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command)

open sesame (a magical command; used by Ali Baba)


Sense 2bidding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A request to be present

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

summons; bidding

Context example:

they came at his bidding

Hypernyms ("bidding" is a kind of...):

invitation (a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something)


Sense 3bidding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bidding; bid

Hypernyms ("bidding" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Domain category:

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bidding"):

contract; declaration ((contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make)

takeout ((bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit)

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))

pre-empt; preempt; preemptive bid (a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding)

Holonyms ("bidding" is a part of...):

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)


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