Bid is defined as command or to offer a certain sum of money for something.(verb)
The definition of bid means an offer of what someone will give for something.(noun)
An example of bid is an amount of money offered to purchase a house.
See bid in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bidden, to ask, plead, pray < OE biddan < IE base *bheidh-, to urge, compel; meaning and form merged with ME beden, to offer, present < OE beodan, to command, decree < IE base *bheudh-, to be alert, announce
See bid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bade bade (băd, bād) or bid, bid·den (bĭdˈn) or bid, bid·ding, bids verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English bidden, to ask, command (from Old English biddan; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: and Middle English beden, to offer, proclaim (from Old English bēodan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots).
Learn more about bid