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bet

 (bĕt)
n.
1. An agreement usually between two parties that the one who has made an incorrect prediction about an uncertain outcome will forfeit something stipulated to the other; a wager: made a bet that it would stop raining before 2:00.
2. An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake: a bet of $50.
3. One on which a stake is or can be placed: Our team is a sure bet to win.
4.
a. A plan or an option considered with regard to its probable consequence: Your best bet is to make reservations ahead of time.
b. Informal A view or opinion, especially about something that cannot be known at the present time: My bet is that the rain will hold off. My bet is he didn't do it.
v. bet or bet·ted, bet·ting, bets
v.tr.
1. To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
2. To make a bet with: I bet them that we would be first.
3. To make a bet on (a contestant or an outcome).
4. To maintain confidently, as if making a bet: I bet they were surprised by the news.
v.intr.
To make or place a bet.
Idiom:
you bet Informal
Of course; surely.

[Origin unknown.]

betting

(ˈbɛtɪŋ)
n
1. the laying of wagers
2. likelihood; probability (esp in the phrases the betting is and what's the betting that)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.betting - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chancebetting - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
Translations
sázení
spillevirksomhed
vedonlyönti
klađenje
賭け事
내기
vadslagning
การพนัน
sự cá cược

betting

[ˈbetɪŋ]
A. N the betting is that they'll divorcese da casi por sentado que van a divorciarse
what's the betting he won't come back?¿qué te apuestas a que no vuelve?
the latest betting islas últimas apuestas son ...
B. CPD betting shop N (Brit) → casa f de apuestas
betting slip N (Brit) → boleto m de apuestas
betting tax Nimpuesto m sobre las apuestas

betting

[ˈbɛtɪŋ] nparis mpl
the betting is (that) ... → il y a fort à parier que ...betting man n (= gambler) → joueur m
Are you a betting man, Mr Day? → Êtes-vous joueur, M. Day?betting office n (= betting shop) → bureau m de paris (appartenant à un bookmaker)betting shop n (British)bureau m de paris (appartenant à un bookmaker)betting slip nticket m (de pari)

betting

nWetten nt; the betting was briskdas Wettgeschäft war rege; what is the betting on his horse?wie stehen die Wetten auf sein Pferd?

betting

:
betting man
n(regelmäßiger) Wetter; I’m not a bettingich wette eigentlich nicht; if I were a betting I’d say …wenn ich ja wetten würde, würde ich sagen
betting news
nWettnachrichten pl
betting shop
nWettannahme f
betting slip
nWettschein m
betting tax
nWettsteuer f

betting

[bɛtɪŋ] nscommesse fpl
what's the betting he'll be late? (fig) → quanto scommettiamo che arriverà in ritardo?

betting

مُراهَنَة sázení spillevirksomhed Wetten στοίχημα apuesta vedonlyönti pari klađenje scommesse 賭け事 내기 wedden veddemål zakłady aposta делать ставку vadslagning การพนัน bahse girme sự cá cược 打赌
References in classic literature ?
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
I am not usually a betting man," pursued Captain Wragge.
Raveloe was not a place where moral censure was severe, but it was thought a weakness in the Squire that he had kept all his sons at home in idleness; and though some licence was to be allowed to young men whose fathers could afford it, people shook their heads at the courses of the second son, Dunstan, commonly called Dunsey Cass, whose taste for swopping and betting might turn out to be a sowing of something worse than wild oats.
As for his antagonists, they seemed much agitated; not so much by the value of their stake, as because they had some scruples about betting under conditions so difficult to their friend.
They are fond of trying their speed and bottom, and of betting upon them.
He was detestably poor, and this was the reason, no doubt, that his expletive expressions about betting, seldom took a pecuniary turn.
Always investing, then reinvesting the interest, and spending comparatively little of his income, his fortune had now reached the point where it was growing rapidly of its own momentum and, as there was nothing to which he looked forward, nothing he particularly wanted to do, he set himself the task of making it cross the half million mark, much as a man plays solitaire, to occupy his mind, betting against himself, to give point to his efforts.
Up to the time of the catastrophe he was the first favorite for the Wessex Cup, the betting being three to one on him.
I paid my cabman handsomely, gave a florin to the stout fellow in livery whom he helped with the chest, and could have pressed gold upon the genial clerk who laughed like a gentleman at my jokes about the Liverpool winners and the latest betting on the Family Plate.
I wouldn't mind betting, prince," he cried, "that you did not in the least mean to say that, and very likely you meant to address someone else altogether.
But I have great hopes--in fact, the betting is exactly two to one--that if you will come with us to-night I shall be able to help you to lay him by the heels.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.