- A firm or person that wants to buy a firm or security. The New York Times Financial Glossary
* * *1. FINANCE to offer to pay a particular price for something such as goods, property, or bonds:bid (something) for something
• He bid £69,000 at Sotheby's for an 18th century wine glass.2. FINANCE to offer to buy a large number of shares in a company and so take over the company:bid (something) for something
• The company is bidding 910p a share for control of AB Ports, in a deal worth an estimated £2.8 billion.3. COMMERCE to offer to do work or provide services for a fixed price, in competition with others:bid (something) for something
• Investors have bid a record amount of cash for Venezuela's oil operating licences.
• The government has invited companies to bid for gas exploration rights in the west of the country.— bidder noun [countable] :
• bidders for the franchises— bidding noun [uncountable] :
• The painting made $14 million in frenzied bidding at Christie's.bid something → up phrasal verb [transitive] FINANCEif people bid up a price, they cause it to increase because of the competition between them in bidding:
• Investors have bid up the company's shares about 25%, despite disappointing operating results.
* * *bidder UK US /ˈbɪdər/ noun [C]► a company or person that offers to pay a particular amount of money to buy something: bidder for sth »
Nestle has been cited as a potential bidder for these businesses.► a company or organization that offers to do work for a particular price: bidder for/on sth »
There have been several bidders on this project.● the highest bidder — Cf. the highest bidder● the lowest bidder — Cf. the lowest bidder
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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bidder — index applicant (candidate), customer, rival Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Bidder — Bid der, n. [AS. biddere. ] One who bids or offers a price. Burke. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bidder — A firm or person that wants to buy a firm or security. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * bid bid 2 verb bid PTandPP … Financial and business terms
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bidder — n. the highest; lowest bidder * * * [ bɪdə] lowest bidder the highest … Combinatory dictionary
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bidder — noun Someone who bids, e.g. at an auction The highest bidder shall get the house … Wiktionary
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