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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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A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.
I myself was at heart a gambler. At that moment I became acutely conscious both of that fact and of the fact that my hands and knees were shaking, and that the blood was beating in my brain.
A little later in the evening, the subject of farming having remained uppermost, Hall swept off into a diatribe against the "gambler's paradise," which was his epithet for the United States.
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.
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.
"No, a poor sort of gambler. A card-sharper--not a gambler."
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.
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.
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.
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.