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bidden


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bid  \Bid\  (b[i^]d),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bade}  (b[a^]d),  {Bid},  (Obs.) 
  {Bad};  p.  p.  {Bidden},  {Bid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bidding}.] 
  [OE.  bidden,  prop  to  ask  beg,  AS  biddan  akin  to  OS 
  biddian  Icel.  bi[eth]ja,  OHG.  bittan  G.  bitten,  to  pray, 
  ask  request,  and  E.  bead,  also  perh.  to  Gr  teiqein  to 
  persuade,  L.  fidere  to  trust,  E.  faith,  and  bide.  But  this 
  word  was  early  confused  with  OE  beden,  beoden  AS 
  be['o]dan,  to  offer,  command;  akin  to  Icel.  bj[=o][eth]a, 
  Goth.  biudan  (in  comp.),  OHG.  biotan  to  command,  bid,  G. 
  bieten,  D.  bieden  to  offer,  also  to  Gr  pynqa`nesqai  to 
  learn  by  inquiry,  Skr.  budh  to  be  awake,  to  heed,  present 
  OSlav.  bud[=e]ti  to  be  awake,  E.  bode,  v.  The  word  now  has 
  the  form  of  OE  bidden  to  ask  but  the  meaning  of  OE  beden 
  to  command,  except  in  ``to  bid  beads.''  [root]30.] 
  1.  To  make  an  offer  of  to  propose.  Specifically  :  To  offer 
  to  pay  (  a  certain  price,  as  for  a  thing  put  up  at 
  auction),  or  to  take  (a  certain  price,  as  for  work  to  be 
  done  under  a  contract). 
 
  2.  To  offer  in  words  to  declare,  as  a  wish,  a  greeting,  a 
  threat,  or  defiance,  etc.;  as  to  bid  one  welcome;  to  bid 
  good  morning,  farewell,  etc 
 
  Neither  bid  him  God  speed.  --2.  John  10. 
 
  He  bids  defiance  to  the  gaping  crowd.  --Granrille. 
 
  3.  To  proclaim;  to  declare  publicly;  to  make  known  [Mostly 
  obs.]  ``Our  banns  thrice  bid  !''  --Gay. 
 
  4.  To  order  to  direct;  to  enjoin;  to  command. 
 
  That  Power  who  bids  the  ocean  ebb  and  flow.  --Pope 
 
  Lord,  if  it  be  thou,  bid  me  come  unto  thee.  --Matt. 
  xiv.  28 
 
  I  was  bid  to  pick  up  shells.  --D.  Jerrold 
 
  5.  To  invite;  to  call  in  to  request  to  come 
 
  As  many  as  ye  shall  find  bid  to  the  marriage. 
  --Matt.  xxii. 
  9 
 
  {To  bid  beads},  to  pray  with  beads,  as  the  Roman  Catholics; 
  to  distinguish  each  bead  by  a  prayer.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  bid  defiance  to},  to  defy  openly;  to  brave. 
 
  {To  bid  fair},  to  offer  a  good  prospect;  to  make  fair 
  promise;  to  seem  likely. 
 
  Syn:  To  offer;  proffer;  tender;  propose;  order  command; 
  direct;  charge;  enjoin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bidden  \Bid"den\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Bid}. 




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