KJV Dictionary Definition: bid


BID, v.t. pret. bid, or bade; pp. bid, bidden. L. peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to desire, to beseech, anciently beto; impetus. Applied to the voice, it denotes utterance, a driving of sounds, which is applied to asking, prayer, and command. Class Bd.

1. To ask; to request; to invite.

Go ye into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Math.22.

This sense is antiquated, but we have the same word from the Latin, in invite, in and bid.


BID'DING, ppr. Inviting; offering; commanding.

BID'DING, n. Invitation; command; order; a proclamation or notifying.