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wa·ger

 (wā′jər)
n.
1.
a. An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter.
b. A matter bet on; a gamble.
2. Something that is staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet: a wager of $20.
3. Archaic A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case.
v. wa·gered, wa·ger·ing, wa·gers
v.tr.
To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
v.intr.
To make a bet.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman wageure, from Old North French wagier, to pledge, from wage, pledge; see wage.]

wa′ger·er n.

wager

(ˈweɪdʒə)
n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) an agreement or pledge to pay an amount of money as a result of the outcome of an unsettled matter
2. (Gambling, except Cards) an amount staked on the outcome of such a matter or event
3. (Historical Terms) wager of battle (in medieval Britain) a pledge to do battle for a cause, esp to decide guilt or innocence by single combat
4. (Law) wager of law English legal history a form of trial in which the accused offered to make oath of his innocence, supported by the oaths of 11 of his neighbours declaring their belief in his statements
vb
5. (Gambling, except Cards) (when tr, may take a clause as object) to risk or bet (something) on the outcome of an unsettled matter
6. (Historical Terms) (tr) history to pledge oneself to (battle)
[C14: from Anglo-French wageure a pledge, from Old Northern French wagier to pledge; see wage]
ˈwagerer n

wa•ger

(ˈweɪ dʒər)

n.
1. something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet.
2. the act of betting.
3. the subject or terms of a bet.
v.t.
4. to risk (something) on the outcome of a contest, event, etc.; bet.
5. Hist. to pledge oneself to (battle) for the decision of a cause.
v.i.
6. to make or offer a wager; bet.
[1275–1325; Middle English wajour, wager solemn pledge < Anglo-French wageure=wage(r) to pledge (see wage) + -ure -ure]
wa′ger•er, n.
wage, wager - Wage once meant "pledge, security" and wager was defined as "solemn pledge" or "undertaking," from French wagier, "to pledge."
See also related terms for security.

wager


Past participle: wagered
Gerund: wagering

Imperative
wager
wager
Present
I wager
you wager
he/she/it wagers
we wager
you wager
they wager
Preterite
I wagered
you wagered
he/she/it wagered
we wagered
you wagered
they wagered
Present Continuous
I am wagering
you are wagering
he/she/it is wagering
we are wagering
you are wagering
they are wagering
Present Perfect
I have wagered
you have wagered
he/she/it has wagered
we have wagered
you have wagered
they have wagered
Past Continuous
I was wagering
you were wagering
he/she/it was wagering
we were wagering
you were wagering
they were wagering
Past Perfect
I had wagered
you had wagered
he/she/it had wagered
we had wagered
you had wagered
they had wagered
Future
I will wager
you will wager
he/she/it will wager
we will wager
you will wager
they will wager
Future Perfect
I will have wagered
you will have wagered
he/she/it will have wagered
we will have wagered
you will have wagered
they will have wagered
Future Continuous
I will be wagering
you will be wagering
he/she/it will be wagering
we will be wagering
you will be wagering
they will be wagering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wagering
you have been wagering
he/she/it has been wagering
we have been wagering
you have been wagering
they have been wagering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wagering
you will have been wagering
he/she/it will have been wagering
we will have been wagering
you will have been wagering
they will have been wagering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wagering
you had been wagering
he/she/it had been wagering
we had been wagering
you had been wagering
they had been wagering
Conditional
I would wager
you would wager
he/she/it would wager
we would wager
you would wager
they would wager
Past Conditional
I would have wagered
you would have wagered
he/she/it would have wagered
we would have wagered
you would have wagered
they would have wagered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wager - the act of gamblingwager - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
gambling, gaming, play - 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"
daily double - a single bet on two horse races in the same day
exacta, perfecta - a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
parimutuel - betting where winners share the total amount wagered
parlay - a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
place bet - a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
superfecta - a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order
2.wager - the money risked on a gamblewager - the money risked on a gamble  
gamble - money that is risked for possible monetary gain
jackpot, kitty, pot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
ante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
kitty, pool - the combined stakes of the betters
pool - any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"
Verb1.wager - stake on the outcome of an issuewager - stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
gamble - play games for money
bet on, gage, game, stake, punt, back - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
play - make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
raise - bet more than the previous player
see - match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
2.wager - maintain with or as if with a betwager - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

wager

verb
1. bet, chance, risk, stake, lay, venture, put on, pledge, gamble, hazard, speculate, punt (chiefly Brit.) People had wagered a good deal of money on his winning the championship.
noun
1. bet, stake, pledge, gamble, risk, flutter (Brit. informal), ante, punt (chiefly Brit.), long shot punters placing wagers on the day's racing

wager

noun
1. A venture depending on chance:
2. Something risked on an uncertain outcome:
ante, bet, pot, stake (often used in plural).
verb
1. To put up as a stake in a game or speculation:
Informal: go.
2. To make a bet:
Idiom: put one's money on something.
Translations
رِهانيُراهِن
væddevæddemål
veîjaveîmál
derētderībassaderēt
staviť

wager

[ˈweɪdʒəʳ]
A. Napuesta f (on a) to lay a wager on sthapostar por algo
B. VT [+ sum of money] → apostar
to wager £20 on a horseapostar 20 libras por un caballo
I'll wager that he already knewapostaría a que ya lo sabía
he won't do it, I wager !¡a que no lo hace!, ¡apuesto a que no lo hace!

wager

[ˈweɪdʒər]
npari m
a wager on sth → un pari sur qch
to have a wager → parier
vtmiser
to wager one's reputation on sth → miser sa réputation sur qch
I'll wager (that) → je parie que
to be willing to wager (that) → être prêt(e) à parier quewages bill nmasse f salariale

wager

nWette f (→ on auf +acc); to make a wagereine Wette eingehen or abschließen
vtwetten (→ on auf +acc); one’s honour, lifeverpfänden; I’ll wager you £2 my horse winsich wette mit Ihnen um £ 2, dass mein Pferd gewinnt; he won’t do it, I wager! (dated)ich wette, dass er es nicht tut!
viwetten (→ on auf +acc)

wager

[ˈweɪdʒəʳ]
1. n wager (on)scommessa (su)
2. vt (sum of money) to wager (on)puntare (su), scommettere (su)
to wager that ... → scommettere che...

wager

(ˈweidʒə) noun
a bet. We made a wager that he would win.
verb
to bet (something) on the chance of something happening. I'll wager (ten dollars) that I can jump further than you.
References in classic literature ?
I am not rich enough to lay wagers, usually," replied Mr.
You shall show money with lords for wagers, and beat
As to these prizes ye have gained, I add others of mine own--the wagers I have won from His Majesty the King and from the lord Bishop of Hereford.
Jimmy Hollis and Colin Short whiled away many an hour inventing schemes for surmounting the obstacle presented by the barrier cliffs, and making ridiculous wagers as to which one Tom Billings had in mind; but immediately we were all assured that we had raised Caprona, Billings called us together.
Wagers have been laid to do so, and those who made them gave them up.
I never can right myself here, with all the fellows watching, and laying wagers whether I sink or swim.
Since the wagers were kisses, you can well imagine I went down on the first next dive with soul aflame.
He heard his sister's sufferings derided, and her virtuous conduct jeered at and brutally misconstrued; he heard her name bandied from mouth to mouth, and herself made the subject of coarse and insolent wagers, free speech, and licentious jesting.
a series of wagers, conceived in these terms, and on an increasing scale:
From what you have seen of Tom, I think he is not a youth of whom you would prophesy failure in anything he had thoroughly wished; the wagers are likely to be on his side, notwithstanding his small success in the classics.
I will wager something now, whispered Stubb to Flask, that some one in that missing boat wore off that Captain's best coat; mayhap, his watch --he's so cursed anxious to get it back.
I would lay a good wager with you, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "that now that you are talking on without anyone to stop you, you don't feel a pain in your whole body.