how to pronounce bid


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the above transcription of bid is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

bid is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bid in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as we prepare to bid a not so fun …”

meanings of bid


  1. To announce (one's goal), before starting play.
  2. To utter a greeting or salutation.
  3. To issue a command; to tell.
  4. To proclaim (a bede, prayer); to pray.
  5. To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price.
  6. To make an attempt.
  7. To invite; to summon.
  8. To offer as a price.


  1. A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass.
  2. An offer at an auction, or to carry out a piece of work.
  3. An attempt, effort, or pursuit (of a goal).


  1. Initialism of bis in diē..: twice a day, two times per day.

bid frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bid occurs in english on average 13.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bid can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bid can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bid


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