Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An invitation of friends to drink ale at a poor man's house, and there to contribute in charity for his relief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's house, and there to contribute in charity for his relief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entertainment to which persons were invited for the purpose of contributing to the relief of some one in distress.
  • n. Also written bidall.

Etymologies

bid +‎ ale (Wiktionary)

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