Definition of bidding in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪdɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The offering of particular prices for something, especially at an auction: other companies in the bidding include General Electric
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    • Mick offered his services as a dance partner and was a big attraction with the ladies, fetching the highest price of €200 in the bidding.
    • Now, if their idea is to only have production companies in the bidding to ensure that the company stays in the business of production, then have criteria that are reasonable.
    • Also in the bidding were 3i, but he preferred Bridgepoint's more hands-on philosophy.
    auction; making of bids, offering of bids
  • 1.1The prices offered during the course of bidding for something: the bidding rose to £280,000
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    • With an international radio company joining his team, this is ensuring a keen contest for the licence, which will be offered for public bidding next month.
    • Four consortia submitted offers for the competitive bidding, and one was disqualified.
    • There are more than 600 lots on offer and the bidding by City's diehard supporters is expected to be frantic.
  • 1.2(In bridge and whist) the action of stating before play how many tricks one intends to make.
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    • It is best for 5 or 4 players, and features a novel and ingenious method of bidding to choose the trumps and partnerships.
    • Once bidding is terminated, all players reveal their two face-down cards.
    • The bidding begins with the player to dealer's left and continues clockwise.

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