Bidder


Bidder
A firm or person that wants to buy a firm or security. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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bid bid 2 verb bid PTandPP bidding PRESPART [intransitive, transitive]
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] FINANCE
if 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.

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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 — 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 — 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

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  • 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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