A card player makes a wager.
- The definition of a wager is a bet.
If you bet $100 on a hand of cards, $100 is an example of a wager.
- To wager is to make a bet.
When you bet $100 that your friend will be late, this is an example of when you wager your friend will be late.
- bet ( & )
- Archaic a pledge to do something or abide by an outcome: esp. in wager of battle, a challenge by a defendant to prove his innocence by personal combat
Origin of wagerMiddle English ; from Norman French wageure ; from wagier: see wage
- 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.
- Something that is staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet: a wager of $20.
- Archaic A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case.
verbwa·gered, wa·ger·ing, wa·gers
Origin of wagerMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman wageure, from Old North French wagier, to pledge, from wage, pledge; see wage.
- Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
- (law) A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
- That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
(third-person singular simple present wagers, present participle wagering, simple past and past participle wagered)
- Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
From the verb, to wage + -er.
wager - Legal Definition
- Money or other consideration put at risk on a gamble, a bet, or some other uncertain occurrence.
- Money promised if a certain event should occur.