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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 contest.
b. To play a game of chance for stakes.
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.

Gambling

See also chance; games

a system of betting used at horseracing tracks under which holders of winning tickets divide the total amount wagered in proportion to their wagers.
a devotee of games involving dice.
the casting of lots, as in a gambling game.
a machine used in pari-mutuel betting for posting odds and results.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
sporting life - active interest in gambling on sports events
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
throw - casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

gambling

noun betting, gaming, punting, wagering The most characteristic form of English gambling is betting through a bookmaker.
Translations
مُقَامَرَةمُقامَرَه
hazardhazardní hrahra
hasardspilspil
uhkapeli
kockanje
szerencsejáték
òátttaka í fjárhættuspili/veîmálum
ギャンブル
도박
hazardná hra
igra na srečo
hasardspel
การพนัน
liên quan đến đánh bạc

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ]
A. Njuego m
gambling on the Stock Exchangeespeculación f en la Bolsa
B. CPD gambling debts NPLdeudas fpl de juego
gambling den Ngarito m, casa f de juego
gambling losses NPLpérdidas fpl de juego
gambling man N I'm not a gambling manyo no juego

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] njeu m
He likes gambling → Il aime le jeu.gambling man n (= gambler) → joueur m
Are you a gambling man, Mr Graham? → Êtes-vous joueur, M. Graham?

gambling

nSpielen nt(um Geld); (on horses etc) → Wetten nt; to disapprove of gamblinggegen das Glückspiel/Wetten sein

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] ngioco (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.

gambling

مُقَامَرَة hazardní hra hasardspil Glücksspiel τζόγος juego uhkapeli jeu kockanje gioco d'azzardo ギャンブル 도박 gokken gambling hazard jogo de azar азартная игра hasardspel การพนัน kumar liên quan đến đánh bạc 赌博

gambling

n juego (apostando); — addiction (fam) adicción f al juego
References in classic literature ?
When a farmer once got into the habit of going to Cutter, it was like gambling or the lottery; in an hour of discouragement he went back.
Or a gambling hell," said his brother reflectively.
That was another thing, the men said--all the saloon-keepers had to be "Indians," and to put up on demand, otherwise they could not do business on Sundays, nor have any gambling at all.
The priests opposed both my fire and life in- surance, on the ground that it was an insolent attempt to hinder the decrees of God; and if you pointed out that they did not hinder the decrees in the least, but only modified the hard consequences of them if you took out policies and had luck, they retorted that that was gambling against the decrees of God, and was just as bad.
He brought back one or two new habits with him, one of which he rather openly practiced--tippling--but concealed another, which was gambling.
He was a doctor in the neighbourhood when he married her, and a man, I surmised, of some parts and promise, but, moving to town, he had fallen into loose ways, taken to drinking and gambling, and had finally deserted her for another woman--at the very moment when their first child was born.
Your mother's eyes are bad again; and your brother Berkeley has been gambling, and seems to think I ought to pay his debts for him.
Your worship must know that this gentleman has just now won more than a thousand reals in that gambling house opposite, and God knows how.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
In fact, I have no intention of going there again, since every one is for gambling, and for nothing but gambling.
The only excesses indulged in by this temperate and exemplary people, appear to be gambling and horseracing.
I asked, being in an idle mood, because, if an obvious ship's officer, I was not, as a matter of fact, down at the docks to "look for a berth," an occupation as engrossing as gambling, and as little favourable to the free exchange of ideas, besides being destructive of the kindly temper needed for casual intercourse with one's fellow-creatures.