What does the word bid mean?

Usage examples for bid

  1. " I wanted to bid you good- bye. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  2. Bertie did as he was bid as best he could, though he found it difficult to meet the keen black eyes. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  3. I said that I wished to bid grandmother good night before retiring, and they allowed me to go towards the bed; but before I reached the middle of the room they, after glancing quickly at each other, changed their minds. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti