Definitions for: Bet

[n] the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
[n] the money risked on a gamble
[v] have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
[v] maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
[v] stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

Webster (1913) Definition: Bet, n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr.
abeter to excite, incite. See Abet.]
That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two
parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue;
the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. ``Having made his
bets.'' --Goldsmith.

Bet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bet, Betted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to

John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on
his head. --Shak.

I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W.

imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.]

Bet, a. & adv.
An early form of Better. [Obs.]

To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: calculate, count, depend, look, play, reckon, stake, stakes, wager, wager, wager, wager

See Also: ante, anticipate, back, back, bank, bet on, bet on, call, daily double, exacta, forebode, foretell, gage, gage, gamble, gamble, gambling, game, game, gaming, jackpot, kitty, parimutuel, perfecta, place bet, play, pool, pot, predict, prognosticate, promise, punt, punt, raise, rely, see, stake, stake, superfecta, swear, trust

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