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Definition of "wager" []

  • An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter. (noun)
  • A matter bet on; a gamble. (noun)
  • Something staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet. See Synonyms at bet. (noun)
  • Archaic A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case. (noun)
  • To risk or stake (an amount or a possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "wager" in a sentence
  • "My wager is that no active judge (including Reinhardt) will even call for a vote (after all, he has already had his say)."
  • "The wager is after we have completely crawlerd inside ourselves the terrorists will then strike."
  • "Mine That Bird returned $103.20 for a $2 win wager with place and show prices of $54.00 and $25.80, respectively."