Definitions of wager

  1. To offer a wager. Wager of battle, an ancient law by which disputes were to be settled by personal contest, but which is now abolished.
  2. To stake; bet.
  3. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
  4. 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.
  5. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
  6. To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet.
  7. To hazard on the issue of anything.
  8. To stake on an issue.
  9. To make a bet; to lay a wager.
  10. To bet.
  11. stake on the outcome of an issue; " I bet $ 100 on that new horse"; " She played all her money on the dark horse"
  12. maintain with or as if with a bet; " I bet she will be there!"
  13. To hazard on the issue of an event; to lay a pledge; to bet.
  14. A bet; something risked on an uncertainty.
  15. That which is waged or pledged: something staked on the issue of anything: that on which bets are laid: ( law) an offer to make oath.
  16. WAGERER.
  17. Something staked on an issue; bet.
  18. The staking of something, as money, upon the happening or not happening of an uncertain event; a bet.
  19. The thing pledged.
  20. Something deposited, laid or hazarded on the event of a contest or some unsettled question; a bet; subject on which bets are laid: an offer to make oath of innocence or non- indebtedness; or the act of making oath along with others to fortify the defendant's oath.
  21. An unsettled question whose opposite alternatives are supported by two parties, who lay down stakes to abide the issue of the event; a subject on which bets are laid; a bet; trial by battle.
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