Difference between Play and Bid

What is the difference between Play and Bid?

Play as a noun is activity for amusement only, especially among the young. while Bid as a noun is an offer at an auction.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Activity for amusement only, especially among the young. The conduct, or course of a game. An individual's performance in a sport or game. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play. A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue. A theatrical performance featuring actors. A major move by a business. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources. The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely. Sexual role-playing (as in , , ).

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation. To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex. To play a sport. To produce music using a musical instrument. To act in a performance as the indicated role. To participate in the game indicated. To produce music on the indicated musical instrument. To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument. To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording. Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being. In a game or game-like setting, to maintain a posture of being.

Example sentence: Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To issue a command; to tell.To invite; to summon; to offer.To utter a greeting or salutation.To make an offer to pay or accept a certain price.To offer as a price.To announce one's goal, before starting play.To announce one's goal, before starting play.To proclaim (a bede, prayer); to pray.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An offer at an auction.A (failed) attempt to receive or intercept a pass.the announcement of a goalattempt, effort, persuit

Example sentence: I want history to remember me... not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.

We hope you now know whether to use Play or Bid in your sentence.

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