A man taking his winnings from a bet he placed in a card game.
- The definition of a bet is an agreement where two or more parties wager on the outcome of a situation or the amount of money made for such an agreement.
An example of a bet is money placed on a certain team winning the World Series.
- Bet is defined as to wager money in a competition.
An example of to bet is to put $10 down that a certain horse will win at the track.
- an agreement between two persons that the one proved wrong about the outcome of something will do or pay what is stipulated; wager
- the proposition or terms of such an agreement
- the thing or sum thus staked
- the thing or person that something is or may be thus staked on: this team is a poor bet
- a person, thing, or action with a (specified) likelihood of achieving success or bringing about a desired result: he's the best bet for the job
Origin of betprobably aphetic from abet
transitive verbor Now Brit.bet′ted, bet′ting
- to declare in or as in a bet: I bet he'll be late
- to stake (money, etc.) in a bet
- to wager with (someone)
you bet (you)!
- 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.
- An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake: a bet of $50.
- One on which a stake is or can be placed: Our team is a sure bet to win.
- 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.
verbbet, or bet·ted bet·ting, bets
- To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
- To make a bet with: I bet them that we would be first.
- To make a bet on (a contestant or an outcome).
- To maintain confidently, as if making a bet: I bet they were surprised by the news.
Origin of betOrigin unknown
Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.