wager
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wageour pledge, bet, from Anglo-French wageure, from *wager Date: 14th century 1. a. something (as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event ; stake b. something on which bets are laid ; gamble <
do a stunt as a wager
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2. archaic an act of giving a pledge to take and abide by the result of some action II. verb (wagered; wagering) Date: 1602 intransitive verb to make a bet transitive verb to risk or venture on a final outcome; specifically to lay as a gamble ; bet <
wager $5 on a horse
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wagerer noun

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  • Wager — Wa ger, v. i. To make a bet; to lay a wager. [1913 Webster] T was merry when You wagered on your angling. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • wager — [wā′jər] n. [ME < NormFr wageure < wagier: see WAGE] 1. BET1 (n. 1 & 2) 2. Archaic a pledge to do something or abide by an outcome: esp. in wager of battle, a challenge by a defendant to prove his innocence by personal combat vt., vi. BET …   English World dictionary

  • wager — wa ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {wagered} (w[=a] j[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {wagering}.] To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some eventuality; to lay; to stake; to bet. [1913 Webster] And wagered with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wager — *bet, stake, pot, ante …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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