1 the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet" [syn: bet]
1 stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse" [syn: bet, play]
2 maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!" [syn: bet]
- Rhymes: -eɪdʒə(r)
- 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.
the subject of a bet
- To put something up as collateral
Wager can refer to:
- Wager Swayne (November 10, 1834 – December 18, 1902), American military Governor
- Charles Wager (1666 - 1743), British Admiral
- Gregg Wager (born September 16, 1958), American composer
- Harold Wager (11 March 1862 - 17 November 1929), British botanist
- Lawrence Wager (5 February 1904 - 30 November 1965), British geologist, explorer and mountaineer
- Michael Wager (born Emanuel Weisgal 29 April 1925), American actor
- Tor Wager, Scientist from Columbia University, famous for mapping emotions on the brain
- Walter Herman Wager (September 4, 1924—July 11, 2004), American novelist
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