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bid

1. Commerce
a. a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable
b. the price or other terms so stated
2. Bridge
a. the number of tricks a player undertakes to make
b. a player's turn to make a bid
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Bid

A complete and properly signed proposal to do all or part of the work for the sum stipulated in the bid; supported by data called for by the bidding requirements.
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bid

[bid]
(engineering)
An estimate of costs for specified construction, equipment, or services proposed to a customer company by one or more supplier or contractor companies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bid

1. An offer to perform the work described in a contract at a specified cost.
2. A complete and properly signed proposal to do the work, 1 or designated portion thereof for the sums stipulated therein, supported by data called for by the bidding requirements.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The port's cargo-handling capability is among the highest in the Gulf and with surplus empty containers and availability of space for further development the port bids fair to play a bigger role than it now does in the Upper Gulf's shipping arena, said chief commercial officer of APM Terminals Bahrain Simon Brebner.
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In the summer of 1891, a visitor to Whitmore Bay wrote that "already the sands are studded with bathing machines, and Barry bids fair to become a favourite seaside resort."
It bids fair fully to restore Ferreira to his rightful place among the major literary figures of sixteenth-century Portuguese literature.