betting


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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 ?
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.
Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers; to bet is in the English temperament.
He was detestably poor, and this was the reason, no doubt, that his expletive expressions about betting, seldom took a pecuniary turn.
At all events the phrase in question grew daily in favor, notwithstanding the gross impropriety of a man betting his brains like bank-notes: -- but this was a point which my friend's perversity of disposition would not permit him to comprehend.
It was here that poor Fred Vincy had made part of his memorable debt, having lost money in betting, and been obliged to borrow of that gay companion.
The exceptional fact of his presence was much noticed in the room, where there was a good deal of Middlemarch company; and several lookers-on, as well as some of the players, were betting with animation.
But Fred Vincy, startled at seeing Lydgate, and astonished to see him betting with an excited air, stood aside, and kept out of the circle round the table.
Why, Dowlas, that's easy betting, that is," said Ben Winthrop.
The royal salute of British journalism thundered the announcement of Tinkler's staleness before a people prostrate on the national betting book.
That a man bets ten dollars at the ring side that I win against six dollars another man is betting that I lose.
The high betting had begun before the draw, and still the high betting went on, with the draw not in sight.
Kearns, with every eye upon him, looked at his two-card draw, counted the other three to dispel any doubt of holding more than five cards, and wrote on a betting slip.