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Definition of "bet" []

  • An agreement usually between two parties that the one who has made an incorrect prediction about an uncertain outcome will forfeit something stipulated to the other; a wager. (noun)
  • An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake. (noun)
  • One on which a stake is or can be placed: Our team is a sure bet to win. (noun)
  • A plan or an option considered with regard to its probable consequence: Your best bet is to make reservations ahead of time. (noun)
  • Informal A view or opinion, especially about something that cannot be known at the present time: My bet is that the rain will hold off. My bet is he didn't do it. (noun)
  • An agreement between two parties that a sum of money or other stake will be paid by the loser to the party who correctly predicts the outcome of an event (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The money or stake risked (noun)
  • The predicted result in such an agreement (noun)
  • A person, event, etc, considered as likely to succeed or occur (noun)
  • A course of action (esp in the phrase one's best bet) (noun)
  • An opinion; view (noun)
  • To make or place a bet with (a person or persons) (verb)
  • To stake (money, etc) in a bet (verb)
  • To predict (a certain outcome) (verb)

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Use "bet" in a sentence
  • "Romney would only using the term "bet" symbolically - the man doesn't drink nor smoke and has probably never even bought a $2 lottery ticket."
  • "Tie on some 7x tippet to each reel and jerk it out as hard as you can, I have not done this but my bet is the 7x will break on the Clearwater when the smooth drag of the CFO will protect the lighter tippet."
  • "I truly believe this set back, although horrific, my bet is they will recover and move on, hopefully sooner than soon."