Past of bid, which see.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (verb) (v.) (verb)
Past tense of BID.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (imperfect) (imp.) (imperfect)
Of to bid.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (p.t.) (past tense)

Usage examples:

He bade the driver take them back to the hotel.
- Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
But it is the unexpected that happens, she said to herself, and the train came up to the station, and he bade her good- bye, and settled himself down in a seat to consider his speech for the last time.
- The Untilled Field by George Moore
" Drop your gun," bade Lounsbury.
- The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates