Wager definitions

wā'jər
The definition of a wager is a bet.

If you bet $100 on a hand of cards, $100 is an example of a wager.

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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.

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Something that is staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet.

A wager of $20.

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A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case.
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An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter.
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A matter bet on; a gamble.
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To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
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To make a bet.
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A pledge to do something or abide by an outcome.
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Money or other consideration put at risk on a gamble, a bet, or some other uncertain occurrence.
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Money promised if a certain event should occur.
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Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
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(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.

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That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
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To bet something; to put it up as collateral.

I'd wager my boots on it.

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(intransitive, figuratively) To daresay.

I'll wager that Johnson knows something about all this.

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Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
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Origin of wager

From Anglo-Norman wageure, from Old Northern French wagier "to pledge" (compare Old French guagier, whence modern French gager). See also wage.