What does the word bidding mean?

Usage examples for bidding

  1. Why did I put you in as his private secretary, if not to have you watch him and see that he did do my bidding? – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  2. We kissed each other again and again, and then bidding her husband sit down she drew me to a couch and gave full course to her tears. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. " That's because he don't bark at your bidding, my dear," said Gus. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope