Pronunciation: (bid'ing), [key]
1. command; summons; invitation: I went there at his bidding.
2. bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received: The bidding began furiously.
3. a bid.
4. do someone's bidding, to submit to someone's orders; perform services for someone: After he was promoted to vice president at the bank, he expected everyone around him to do his bidding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.