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gam·ble

 (găm′bəl)
v. gam·bled, gam·bling, gam·bles
v.intr.
1.
a. To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a game or sporting event.
b. To play a game for stakes, especially a game whose outcome is at least partly determined by chance.
2. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.
3. To engage in reckless or hazardous behavior: You are gambling with your health by continuing to smoke.
v.tr.
1. To put up as a stake in gambling; wager.
2. To expose to hazard; risk: gambled their lives in a dangerous rescue mission.
n.
1. A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
2. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk: I took a gamble that stock prices would rise.

[Perhaps from obsolete gamel, to play games, from Middle English gamen, gamenen, to play, from Old English gamenian, from gamen, fun.]

gam′bler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting eventsgambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
ex-gambler - a former gambler
bettor, wagerer, better, punter - someone who bets
bookie, bookmaker - a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
crapshooter - a gambler who plays the game of craps
croupier - someone who collects and pays bets at a gaming table
high roller - a gambler who wagers large sums
loser - a gambler who loses a bet
handicapper, odds-maker - someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)
crap-shooter, shooter - a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
plunger, speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
sporting man - someone who leads a merry existence; especially a gambler on the outcome of sporting events
winner - a gambler who wins a bet
2.gambler - someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitementgambler - someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks

gambler

noun
1. better, punter, backer The British are a nation of inveterate gamblers.
2. risk-taker, speculator Never afraid of failure, he was a gambler, ready to try anything.

gambler

noun
1. One who bets:
2. One who speculates for quick profits:
Translations
hazardní hráčhráč
hasardspillerspiller
uhkapeluri
kockar
szerencsejátékos
fjárhættuspilari
ギャンブラー
도박꾼
aleo
hazarder
spelare
นักพนัน
người chơi bạc

gambler

[ˈgæmbləʳ] Njugador(a) m/f

gambler

[ˈgæmblər] n
(with money)joueur/euse m/f
a heavy gambler → un(e) flambeur/euse m/f
(= risk-taker)
He's not afraid of failure: he's a gambler → Il n'a pas peur de l'échec; il a le goût du risque.

gambler

n (lit, fig)Spieler(in) m(f); he’s a born gamblerer ist eine Spielernatur; Gamblers AnonymousAnonyme Spieler pl

gambler

[ˈgæmbləʳ] ngiocatore/trice d'azzardo

gamble

(ˈgӕmbl) verb
to risk losing money on the result of a horse-race etc.
noun
(something which involves) a risk. The whole business was a bit of a gamble.
ˈgambler noun
ˈgambling noun
take a gamble
to do something risky in the hope that it will succeed.

gambler

مُقامِر hazardní hráč hasardspiller Glücksspieler τζογαδόρος jugador uhkapeluri joueur kockar giocatore d’azzardo ギャンブラー 도박꾼 gokker gambler hazardzista jogador de jogo de azar азартный игрок spelare นักพนัน kumarcı người chơi bạc 赌博者
References in classic literature ?
For a secret like that they would have done a good many sluggings--but the next day Goldberger informed them that the offending gambler had got wind of what was coming to him, and had skipped the town.
He soon made ducks and drakes of what I gave him, sank lower and lower, married another woman, I believe, became an adventurer, a gambler, and a cheat.
But though an obdurate boy on most occasions, he proved complaisant on this, and withdrew to the high road, where he made over one of his pennies to a phantom gambler, and tossed with him until recalled from his dual state by the appearance of Fairholme's party.
Like a ruined gambler who advises neophytes, he pointed out enterprises and speculations, together with the means and chances of conducting them.
I should make an excellent gambler if I were not too hot-headed; but I was hot- headed, just as if I had been drinking.
It is an every-day occurrence for a gambler to lose not only what he possesses but also what he has not.
In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.
Here a red-nosed publican shouting the praises of his vats and there a temperance lecturer at 50 pounds a night; here a judge and there a swindler; here a priest and there a gambler.
This was Dolokhov, an officer of the Semenov regiment, a notorious gambler and duelist, who was living with Anatole.
To Trent, who had known him for years as a broken-down hanger-on of the settlement at Buckomari, a drunkard, gambler, a creature to all appearance hopelessly gone under, this look and this almost passionate appeal were like a revelation.
Dan MacDonald, pioneer saloonman and gambler on the upper Yukon, owner and proprietor of the Tivoli and all its games, wandered forlornly across the great vacant space of floor and joined the two at the stove.
Report pointed to the Baron as a gambler at every 'table' on the Continent.