Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Games Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
  • adjective Following directions or obeying commands; docile.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obedient to a bidding or command; willing to do what is bidden; complying; docile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Scot. Obedient; docile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Docile, amenable or compliant.
  • adjective bridge Suitable for bidding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest

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Examples

  • I replied by saying that I'd have spent £1000 buying cappuccinos for Plaid Cymru AMs. Not so much to imply that Ieuan's group are 'biddable', but an admission that the key to the 'Rainbow' was implanting in the consciousness of Plaid Cymru the belief that we have really changed.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • For some reason that produced a silence, although Nynaeve did hear someone murmur "biddable" again as if examining the word.

    Lord of Chaos

  • And in their zeal and submissiveness they are so innocently meek and "biddable" that they can listen with reverence to young Hyrum Smith publicly lecturing the grandmothers of the order for occasionally partaking of a cup of thin tea.

    Under the Prophet in Utah; the National Menace of a Political Priestcraft

  • I remembered, during that scene, how soft and biddable alcohol used to make him when he discovered it first, when he was nineteen or twenty, how funny he could become, and how uninhibited, once the light was turned off in my flat in Harcourt Terrace.

    The Empty Family

  • Mistress Gwyn Ellen is a sweet-tempered, biddable girl and learns quickly but is a constant surprise to us.

    Exit the Actress

  • I remembered, during that scene, how soft and biddable alcohol used to make him when he discovered it first, when he was nineteen or twenty, how funny he could become, and how uninhibited, once the light was turned off in my flat in Harcourt Terrace.

    The Empty Family

  • And what was Spanish after all, but the more biddable daughter of the grand old dame?

    Two Poets

  • MMmmmm liking the idea of biddable male slaves right about now … … ….

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Well that was AWSM!

  • Mistress Gwyn Ellen is a sweet-tempered, biddable girl and learns quickly but is a constant surprise to us.

    Exit the Actress

  • For most of her life Telmaine played the role of a biddable Darkborn female; Floria supposedly kills people and likes it.

    REVIEW: Darkborn by Alison Sinclair

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