noun. ['ˈbɪdɪŋ'] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
- speech act
- open sesame
Words that Rhyme with Bidding
Example sentences of the word bidding
1. Noun, singular or mass
That person is the winner of the bidding.
Quotes containing the word bidding
1. Claim whatever you want. Say you only want a happy family or a successful career or a big house. I say: no, that's not what you want. You'll settle for those things, but you really want a monkey that does your evil bidding. Pullman is a genius just for this.
- Maureen Johnson, The World of the Golden Compass: The Otherworldly Ride Continues
2. Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.
- Jerry Saltz
noun. ['ˈbɪdɪŋ'] (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
- preemptive bid
noun. ['ˈbɪdɪŋ'] a request to be present.