Definition of Bet

1. Noun. The money risked on a gamble.

Exact synonyms: Stake, Stakes, Wager
Generic synonyms: Gamble
Specialized synonyms: Jackpot, Kitty, Pot, Ante, Kitty, Pool
Group relationships: Pool
Derivative terms: Stake, Stake, Wager

2. Verb. Maintain with or as if with a bet. "I bet she will be there!"
Exact synonyms: Wager
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Call, Forebode, Foretell, Predict, Prognosticate, Promise
Also: Bet On
Derivative terms: Wager

3. Noun. The act of gambling. "He did it on a bet"
Exact synonyms: Wager
Generic synonyms: Gambling, Gaming, Play
Specialized synonyms: Daily Double, Exacta, Perfecta, Parimutuel, Parlay, Place Bet, Superfecta
Derivative terms: Wager, Wager

4. Verb. Stake on the outcome of an issue. "They bet the money "; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
Exact synonyms: Play, Wager
Generic synonyms: Gamble
Specialized synonyms: Back, Bet On, Gage, Game, Punt, Stake, Play, Raise, See
Related verbs: Play
Derivative terms: Better, Bettor, Play, Wager, Wager, Wagerer

5. Verb. Have faith or confidence in. "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
Exact synonyms: Calculate, Count, Depend, Look, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Bank, Rely, Swear, Trust
Derivative terms: Dependency

Definition of Bet

1. n. That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.

2. v. t. To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.

3. a. & adv. An early form of Better.

Definition of Bet

1. Initialism. (analytical chemistry) A nitrogen adsorption technique used to measure the specific surface area of a solid. ¹

2. Proper noun. A diminutive of Elizabeth. ¹

3. Noun. A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event). ¹

4. Noun. A degree of certainty. ¹

5. Verb. To agree that payment be made to the successful forecaster of the result of an event (usually sporting) by the other party in the agreement. To make a guess about the outcome of an event. ¹

6. Verb. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something. ¹

7. Verb. (poker) To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round. ¹

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Definition of Bet

1. to wager [v BET or BETTED, BETTING, BETS] - See also: wager

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bet

bet (current term)
bet dollars to donuts
bet exchange
bet exchanges
bet on
bet one's bottom dollar
bet the farm
bet up
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