Definition of Gamble

1. Noun. Money that is risked for possible monetary gain.

Generic synonyms: Speculation, Venture
Specialized synonyms: Bet, Stake, Stakes, Wager

2. Verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

3. Noun. A risky act or venture.
Generic synonyms: Danger, Peril, Risk
Specialized synonyms: Long Shot, Raise

4. Verb. Play games for money.
Generic synonyms: Play
Specialized synonyms: Dice, Shoot Craps, Play, Bet, Play, Wager
Derivative terms: Gambler, Gambling

Definition of Gamble

1. v. i. To play or game for money or other stake.

2. v. t. To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.

3. n. An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or uncertainty.

Definition of Gamble

1. Noun. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain. ¹

2. Noun. A risky venture ¹

3. Verb. To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome. ¹

4. Verb. To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To risk (something) for potential gain. ¹

6. Verb. To interact with equipment at a casino ¹

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Definition of Gamble

1. to play a game of chance for money or valuables [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gamble

gamble (current term)
gambling casino
gambling contract
gambling den
gambling game
gambling hell
gambling house
gambling system

Literary usage of Gamble

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"This music won gamble renown at Oxford, and Anthony à Wood in July 1C58 was proud to entertain him and another eminent musician after their performance at ..."

2. Celebrated Trials by Henry Lauren Clinton (1897)
"THE following is a correct account of the prosecution, or rather persecution, of Robert J. gamble and Mrs. Hujus, wife of Dagobert Hujus, given in the New ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Covenants for Title by William Henry Rawle (1887)
"gamble subsequently conveyed this title to Mills, and afterwards ... By means of such purchase gamble was enabled to perfect the title which he had conveyed ..."

4. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"THE gamble PLACE. One mile southwest of Summerfield, on the gamble place, a flat doming granite mass is exposed along a tiny stream, from which some stone ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"DURING the summer of 1906 Drs. gamble and Keeble, working at Trégastel, Brittany, completed their ... This report concludes the joint work of Dr. gamble ..."

6. Men of Mark in Georgia: A Complete and Elaborate History of the State from by William J. Northen (1910)
"Judge gamble was recognized as an able lawyer, and by the practice of his profession accumulated a handsome estate. His son, Roger Lawson gamble, ..."

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