Definitions for BETbɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

betbɛt(v.)bet; bet•ted, bet•ting

  1. (v.t.)to wager with (someone).

  2. to maintain in or as if in a bet:

    I bet you forgot it.

  3. Informal. to be able to feel certain that (used in the phrase you bet).

  4. (v.i.)to make a wager.

  5. (n.)a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager.

  6. a thing pledged:

    a two-dollar bet.

  7. something that is bet on:

    That looks like a good bet.

  8. an act of betting.

  9. a person or thing considered a good choice.

Origin of bet:


betbeɪt; bɛt(n.)

  1. Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: beth . 1


  1. between.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stake, stakes, bet, wager(noun)

    the money risked on a gamble

  2. bet, wager(verb)

    the act of gambling

    "he did it on a bet"

  3. bet, wager(verb)

    maintain with or as if with a bet

    "I bet she will be there!"

  4. bet, wager, play(verb)

    stake on the outcome of an issue

    "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

  5. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bet(verb)ɪt; bɛt

    indicates what you think is happening or will happen

    I bet he hasn't even left home yet.

  2. betɪt; bɛt

    indicates you understand or sympathize

    "We were so disappointed." "I'll bet you were."

  3. betɪt; bɛt

    to risk money

    to bet $200 on a horse; I'm betting on the score of the game.; I bet you five bucks that you can't beat me.

  4. bet(noun)ɪt; bɛt

    an agreement to risk money

    to make a bet; to place a bet on a horse


  1. bet(Noun)

    A degree of certainty.

  2. bet(Verb)

    To agree that payment be made to the successful forecaster of the result of an event (usually sporting) by the other party in the agreement. To make a guess about the outcome of an event.

  3. bet(Verb)

    To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.

    You bet!

  4. bet(Verb)

    To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.

  5. Bet(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Elizabeth.

  6. Origin: Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bet(noun)

    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

  2. Bet

    of Bet

  3. Bet(verb)

    to stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager

  4. Bet

    imp. & p. p. of Beat

  5. Bet

    an early form of Better


  1. Bet

    Bet, Beth, Beh, or Vet is the second letter of many Semitic abjads, including Arabic alphabet bāʾ ب, Aramaic, Hebrew ב, Phoenician and Syriac ܒ. Its value is. This letter's name means "house" in various Semitic languages, and appears to derive from a Middle Bronze Age picture of a house by acrophony. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Beta, Latin B, and Cyrillic Б, В.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #829

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BET' in Verbs Frequency: #668

Translations for BET

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an act of betting

I won my bet.

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