bidder

[[t]bɪ̱də(r)[/t]]
bidders
1) N-COUNT: usu supp N A bidder is someone who offers to pay a certain amount of money for something that is being sold. If you sell something to the highest bidder, you sell it to the person who offers the most money for it.

The sale will be made to the highest bidder subject to a reserve price being attained.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N for n A bidder for something is someone who is trying to obtain it or do it.

Vodafone is among successful bidders for two licences to develop cellular telephone systems in Greece.


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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. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * bid bid 2 verb bid PTandPP bidding PRESPART [intransitive, transitive] 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • bidder — UK [ˈbɪdə(r)] / US [ˈbɪdər] noun [countable] Word forms bidder : singular bidder plural bidders 1) someone who makes bids for something, for example at an auction (= an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money) The… …   English dictionary

  • bidder — n. the highest; lowest bidder * * * [ bɪdə] lowest bidder the highest …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bidder — / bɪdə/ noun a person who makes a bid, usually at an auction ● Several bidders made offers for the house. ♦ the property was sold to the highest bidder to the person who had made the highest bid or who offered the most money ♦ the tender will go… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • bidder — / bɪdə/ noun a person who makes a bid, usually at an auction ● Several bidders made offers for the house. ♦ the property was sold to the highest bidder to the person who had made the highest bid or who offered the most money ♦ the tender will go… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • bidder — noun Someone who bids, e.g. at an auction The highest bidder shall get the house …   Wiktionary

  • Bidder — Recorded as Bedder and Bidder, this is an English surname. It has at least two probable origins, and if so can be either be occupational or from a personal name. Firstly if occupational it derives from the pre 7th century Olde German word bedda… …   Surnames reference

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