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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
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Around the tables, and at the further end of the room where the trente-et-quarante table was set out, there may have been gathered from 150 to 200 gamblers, ranged in several rows.
At length she expressed a wish to view the game closer; whereupon in some mysterious manner, the lacqueys and other officious agents(especially one or two ruined Poles of the kind who keep offering their services to successful gamblers and foreigners in general) at once found and cleared a space for the old lady among the crush, at the very centre of one of the tables, and next to the chief croupier; after which they wheeled her chair thither.
When they got hungry, they went, hat in hand, and begged the successful gamblers for a job.
Their morality in business and politics was gambler morality.
The gamblers took heart of life, and soon the tables were filled, the click of chips and whir of the roulette-ball rising monotonously and imperiously above the hoarse rumble of men's voices and their oaths and heavy laughs.
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.
The host, hostess, and two lads were watching with anxiety the circle of these angry gamblers, from the midst of which war seemed ready to break forth, bristling with knives and hatchets.
She was always taking little houses for somebody's good, for the sick or the sorry, for broken-down artists, cleaned- out gamblers, temporarily unlucky speculators - VIEUX AMIS - old friends, as she used to explain apologetically, with a shrug of her fine shoulders.
Knots of gamblers will assemble before one of their lodge fires, early in the evening, and remain absorbed in the chances and changes of the game until long after dawn of the following day.
He was not a gambler, at any rate he did not care about winning.
Never seeing me in the day-time, she concluded that I was a gambler, and that the light in my window was placed there by my mother to guide her erring son home.
Yashvin, a gambler and a rake, a man not merely without moral principles, but of immoral principles, Yashvin was Vronsky's greatest friend in the regiment.