Betting
Bet Bet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bet}, {Betted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betting}.] To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager. [1913 Webster]

John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W. Holmes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Betting — • Defined as the backing of an affirmation or forecast by offering to forfeit, in case of an adverse issue, a sum of money or article of value to one who, by accepting, maintains the opposite and backs his opinion by a corresponding stipulation… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • betting — UK US /ˈbetɪŋ/ US  /ˈbeṱ / noun [U] ► the activity of risking money, for example by trying to guess the result of a race or other future event: »He has worked in the betting industry for many years. »an online/internet betting company ● the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Betting — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Betting País …   Wikipedia Español

  • betting — [bɛtiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1840; mot angl., de to bet « parier ». ❖ ♦ Anglicisme. Hippisme. 1 Cote des paris sur un champ de courses. || Cheval à dix contre un en betting. 2 (Angl. betting room « bourse des paris »). Partie du champ de courses où sont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Betting — (engl.), das Wetten, namentlich bei Wettrennen; b. office, Wettbureau; b. ring, freier Platz auf der Rennbahn für die Wettenden; b. room (spr. rūm), geschlossener Raum für denselben Zweck …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Betting — (engl.), das Wetten, bes. bei Wettrennen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Betting — 49° 07′ 43″ N 6° 49′ 04″ E / 49.1286, 6.8178 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • betting — UK [ˈbetɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the activity of trying to win money by placing a bet (= guessing the result of a race, game etc) • the betting is/what s the betting British informal used to say that it is very likely that something will… …   English dictionary

  • betting — bet|ting [ˈbetıŋ] n 1.) [U] when people risk money on the results of games, competitions etc or other future events →↑gambling 2.) what s the betting the betting is BrE used to say that something seems very likely to happen or to be true ▪ What s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • betting — n. 1 gambling by risking money on an unpredictable outcome. 2 the odds offered in this. Phrases and idioms: betting shop Brit. a bookmaker s shop or office. what s the betting? colloq. it is likely or to be expected (what s the betting he ll be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • betting — noun Betting is used before these nouns: ↑man, ↑shop, ↑slip Betting is used after these nouns: ↑Internet, ↑sport …   Collocations dictionary

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