bid-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a formal price offer to buy something

Commentary: BID[+event][+speech_act][+offer][+price][+official][+to_buy]
NOTE: implies an intention to pay a price for something, contrast with (Sense 5)

We've put a bid in on that house.
Mary has just bid ten thousand for the sapphire earrings.
Did you make a bid at the silent auction?

PropBank: bid.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 2: an attempt or effort to achieve a goal

Commentary: BID[+process][+attempt][+attainment][+of_goal]
NOTE: refers to an ongoing, complex effort to achieve some goal

Will he make a bid for the Presidency in 2008?
John is making a bid for Mary's hand in marriage.

PropBank: bid.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: authoritative command or instruction

Commentary: BID[+event][+speech_act][+command][+authoritative]
NOTE: implies the speaker is wielding authority in issuing the command

The courtesans did the Sultan's bid.
The children ignored my bid to sit down and be quiet.

PropBank: bid.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: a declaration of playing a suit in bridge

Commentary: BID[+event][+speech_act][+declaration][+game_play][+cards][+bridge]

I didn't pay attention to Mary's bid in the last bridge game.
John's bid was eight hearts, wasn't it?

PropBank: bid.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: an official offer to provide a service or good at a specific cost

Commentary: BID[+event][+speech_act][+offer][+price][+official][+to_perform_service]
NOTE: refers to an offer by a provider to complete work at a price. (Contrast this sense with Sense 1)

We thought the bid from the second landscaping firm was too high.
The town has received bids from four contractors to build the new library.
It was a conflict of interest for his firm to bid on those defense contracts.

PropBank: bid.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


PropBank: NM