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Bade \Bade\ (b[a^]d). A form of the past tense of Bid.


Bid \Bid\ (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. Bade (b[a^]d), Bid, (Obs.) Bad; p. p. Bidden, Bid; p. pr. & vb. n. Bidding.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E. bead, also perh. to Gr. teiqein to persuade, L. fidere to trust, E. faith, and bide. But this word was early confused with OE. beden, beoden, AS. be['o]dan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bj[=o][eth]a, Goth. biudan (in comp.), OHG. biotan to command, bid, G. bieten, D. bieden, to offer, also to Gr. pynqa`nesqai to learn by inquiry, Skr. budh to be awake, to heed, present OSlav. bud[=e]ti to be awake, E. bode, v. The word now has the form of OE. bidden to ask, but the meaning of OE. beden to command, except in ``to bid beads.'' [root]30.]

  1. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).

  2. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.

    Neither bid him God speed.
    --2. John 10.

    He bids defiance to the gaping crowd.

  3. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. [Mostly obs.] ``Our banns thrice bid !''

  4. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.

    That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow.

    Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee.
    --Matt. xiv. 28

    I was bid to pick up shells.
    --D. Jerrold.

  5. To invite; to call in; to request to come.

    As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
    --Matt. xxii. 9

    To bid beads, to pray with beads, as the Roman Catholics; to distinguish each bead by a prayer. [Obs.]

    To bid defiance to, to defy openly; to brave.

    To bid fair, to offer a good prospect; to make fair promise; to seem likely.

    Syn: To offer; proffer; tender; propose; order; command; direct; charge; enjoin.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bæd, past tense of bid (v.).


vb. (en-simple pastbid)

  1. n. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something [syn: command, bidding, dictation]

  2. an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: play]

  3. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [syn: tender]

  4. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make [syn: bidding]

  5. [also: bidding, bidden, bade]

  1. v. propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting" [syn: offer, tender]

  2. invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [syn: wish]

  3. ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" [syn: beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure]

  4. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump" [syn: call]

  5. make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

  6. ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: invite]

  7. [also: bidding, bidden, bade]


See bid


Bade may refer to:

Bade (surname)

Bade is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alexander Bade (born 1970), German footballer
  • Jean-Pierre Bade (born 1960), French footballer
  • Josse Bade or Jodocus Badius (1462–1535), French printer
  • Lance Bade (born 1971), American target shooter
  • William F. Badè (1871–1936), American author and scholar
  • William G. Bade (1924–2012), American mathematician

Usage examples of "bade".

Then Bade opened the bottom drawer of his desk, and pulled out a pad of dun-colored official forms.

The motto had been used so often in the struggle to decide the question of invasion that Bade seldom noticed it any more.

Then Bade looked forebodingly at the map and ordered Liaison to get General Rast for him.

By the time Rast appeared on the screen, Bade had thought it over carefully, and could see nothing but trouble ahead.

Judging by the trend of the conversation, Bade decided reception must be worse yet at the other end.

He flopped the papers on the desk, whirled around and raced off toward the desks of the officers who usually got the reports Bade was now holding.

Some of these officers, Bade noticed, were speaking in low angry tones to idiotically smiling members of the staff.

As Bade stared, the doctor and assistants went out the door without breaking the quarantine seal.

During the height of this bombardment, Bade succeeded in gradually filtering all of Landing Force 3 back to the protection of the ships.

There was a heavy clang, a thundering crash, the ship trembled, tilted, heeled, and slowly, painfully, settled back upright as Bade hung onto the desk and Runckel dove for cover.

As Bade and Runckel stood by helplessly, Hurricane Hannah methodically pounded Long Island Base to bits and pieces, then swept away the pieces.

Frotch called Bade to say that the special Flyer Command mission was coming in to report.

While weighing the various intangibles and unpredictables, Bade received a report from General Rast.

As Runckel started off, Bade looked at Rast, then was interrupted by a messenger who stepped past Rast, and handed Bade two slips of paper.

The clerk was busy watching Bade when he banged into the back of a tall filing case.