bidding-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a directive, command, authoritative instruction

Commentary: BIDDING[+event][+speech_act][+directive][+command]

The dog would not heed any bidding from the strange man.
We came at his bidding.
The clandestine association acted at their bidding.
Johnny needed several biddings to get up from the television and sit down to dinner.

PropBank: bidding.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the contracts in bridge that a player intends to make

Commentary: BIDDING[+quantity][+contract][+declared][+bridge][+card_game] [+event][+speech_act][+declaration][+of_contract][+bridge][+card_game]

What was the bidding in the last hand of bridge?
Mary thought John's bidding of six contracts was too aggressive.

PropBank: bidding.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: an offering price, as in an auction

Commentary: BIDDING[+event][+speech_act][+offering][+price] [+quantity][+price][+offering]

His bidding on that house resulted on higher counteroffers by several other parties.
Other companies in the bidding for the small firm include General Electric.
The bidding soared above $1000 last night at the silent auction.

PropBank: bidding.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


PropBank: NM