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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
To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wagerer - someone who betswagerer - someone who bets      
taker - one who takes a bet or wager
caller - the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
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But when he would have entered the blackness of the undergrowth they tried to dissuade him; and the wagerer was most insistent of all that he abandon his foolhardy venture.
"MON DIEU," said the wagerer at length, "I can endure it no longer.
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The maiden's ghost was portrayed by a dancer (Lydia Wagerer), who frequently escorted Lucia as if the ghost were dragging Lucia behind her, notably in the fountain scene, during the forced wedding and at the time of Edgardo's death.