• IPA: /ˈbɪdɪŋ/
  1. present participle of bid#English|bid

bidding (plural biddings)

  1. That which one is bidden to do; a command.
  2. The act of placing a bid.
    • 1912, Rowland Prothero, 1st Baron Ernle, English Farming, Past and Present (page 322)
      Their biddings forced existing owners into ruinous competition; they mortgaged their ancestral acres to buy up outlying properties or round off their boundaries.

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