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wager - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'wager' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Wager [ v. i.]
- To make a bet; to lay a wager.
2 . Wager [ v. t.]
- Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
- A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
- That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
- To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet.

Meaning of 'wager' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . wager [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of gambling
Example in sentence:
  • he did it on a bet
2 . wager [ v]
Meaning (2):
- stake on the outcome of an issue
Example in sentence:
  • I bet $100 on that new horse;
  • She played all her money on the dark horse
Meaning (3):
- maintain with or as if with a bet
Example in sentence:
  • I bet she will be there!