Definition of Sweepstakes

1. Noun. A lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants.

Generic synonyms: Drawing, Lottery
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Sweepstakes

1. n. A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake.

Definition of Sweepstakes

1. Noun. (plural of sweepstake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sweepstakes

1. [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweepstakes

sweepest
sweepeth
sweepier
sweepiest
sweeping
sweeping day
sweepingly
sweepingness
sweepingnesses
sweepings
sweeplike
sweeps
sweeps stunt
sweeps stunts
sweepstake
sweepstakes (current term)
sweepwasher
sweepwashers
sweepy
sweer
sweered
sweert
swees
sweese
sweet
sweet-and-sour sauce
sweet-and-sour sauces
sweet-birch oil
sweet-faced
sweet-potato ring rot

Literary usage of Sweepstakes

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1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1834)
"sweepstakes of five tons, each, for Dog Puppies—run on Tuesday and ... sweepstakes of five sovs. each, for Pup. pies—run on Wednesday and Friday— Mr. ..."

2. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"In addition to matches, plates, and other modes of adventure, that of a sweepstakes had come into vogue ; and the opportunity it gave to deep calculators to ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Poultry Culture by John Henry Robinson (1912)
"sweepstakes prizes. Prizes for which different varieties compete are not now as generally offered as was the custom some years ago. ..."

4. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Great Britain Magistrates' cases, Edward William Cox (1905)
"There were sixty-one entries for the sweepstakes, and each person who entered ... One of the conditions of the sweepstakes was that the person who won the ..."

5. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1895)
"Won first prize, £150, and Cup value £25, in 29 yards rise, sweepstakes {49 competitors), ... Divided third prize, £20, in 30 yards rise. sweepstakes ..."

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