BID, verb transitive preterit tense bid or bade; participle passive bid bidden. [Latin peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to desire, to beseech, anciently beto; impetus. Applied to the voice, it denotes utterance, a driving of sounds, which is applied to asking, prayer, and command. Class Bd.]
1. To ask; to request; to invite.
Go ye into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Mattew 22:9.
This sense is antiquated, but we have the same word from the Latin, in invite, [in and bid ]
2. To command; to order or direct.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water. Matthew 14:28.
3. To offer; to propose; as, to bid a price at an auction.
4. To proclaim; to make known by a public voice.
Our bans thrice bid
5. To pronounce or declare; as, to bid a welcome.
6. To denounce, or threaten; as, to bid defiance.
7. To wish or pray.
Neither bid him good speed. John 10:1.
To bid beads, is to pray with beads, as the Catholics; to distinguish each bead by a prayer.
Also, to charge parishioners to say a number of paternosters.
To bid fair, is to open or offer a good prospect; to appear fair.
BID or BID'DEN, participle passive of bid Invited; offered; commanded.
BID, noun An offer of a price; a word much used at auctions.