English - Vietnamese Dictionary
bidding /'bidiɳ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- to do someone's bidding
- tuân lệnh ai; vâng lệnh ai
+an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
+an attempt to get something
+a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
+(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
+propose a payment
+ask for or request earnestly
+make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
+make a serious effort to attain something
+ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Advanced English Dictionary
1 invitation, summons:
We attended the ceremony at the bidding of the vice-chancellor.
2 command, order, dictate, direction, instruction, demand:
The letter was sent to all theatre directors at the bidding of the Arts Minister.
+ noun [U]
1 the act of offering prices, especially at an AUCTION: There was fast bidding between private collectors and dealers. + Several companies remained in the bidding. + A bidding war for the textile firm erupted.
2 the act of offering to do sth or to provide sth for a particular price: competitive bidding for the contract
3 (in some card games) the process of stating the number of points that players think they will win
4 (old-fashioned or formal) what sb asks or orders you to do: to do sb's bidding (= to obey sb) + At his father's bidding (= because his father asked him to) he wrote to his lawyer.
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