money that is risked for possible monetary gain
a risky act or venture
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
play games for money
A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
A risky venture
The sailors had taken many gambles with the sea and always won.
To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
To risk (something) for potential gain.
He gambled his reputation on the outcome.
To interact with equipment at a casino
Origin: From gamenian 'to play', either via a dialectal survival of gammlen, a variant of gamenen 'to play, jest, be merry', or via a derivative of gamel 'to play games'
to play or game for money or other stake
to lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away
Origin: [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gam′bl, v.i. to play for money in games of chance or skill: to engage in wild financial speculations.—v.t. to squander away.—n. a gambling transaction.—ns. Gam′bler, one who gambles, esp. who makes it his business; Gam′bling-house, a house kept for the accommodation of people who play at games of hazard for money. [For gamm-le or gam-le, a freq. which has ousted M. E. gamenen—A.S. gamenian, to play at games—gamen, a game.]
The numerical value of gamble in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of gamble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a gamble. A big, big gamble.
Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.
Love is not a gamble when your holding all the cards.
Life is a gamble, but if your happy, you will always come out on top
Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
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Translations for gamble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- setzen, wetten, riskant, spielen, spekulieren, Spiel, zocken, Glücksspiel, HazardspielGerman
- στοίχημα, στοιχηματίζωGreek
- apostar, jugarSpanish
- uhkapelata, uhkapeli, ottaa riski, vaarantaaFinnish
- pari, parier, jeu de hasardFrench
- scommessa, scommettereItalian
- 賭け, ギャンブル, 懸ける, 賭けるJapanese
- purei moniMāori
- коцка, се коцка, комарMacedonian
- gok, waagstuk, vergokken, wagen, gokkenDutch
- hazard, ryzykowaćPolish
- авантюра, рисковать, играть в азартные игры, азартная играRussian
- wadjeure, trimler, riskerWalloon
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