Definitions for gambleˈgæm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamble(noun)

    money that is risked for possible monetary gain

  2. gamble(verb)

    a risky act or venture

  3. 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"

  4. gamble(verb)

    play games for money

Wiktionary

  1. gamble(Noun)

    A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.

  2. gamble(Noun)

    A risky venture

    The sailors had taken many gambles with the sea and always won.

  3. gamble(Verb)

    To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.

  4. gamble(Verb)

    To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.

  5. gamble(Verb)

    To risk (something) for potential gain.

    He gambled his reputation on the outcome.

  6. gamble(Verb)

    To interact with equipment at a casino

  7. 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'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamble(verb)

    to play or game for money or other stake

  2. Gamble(verb)

    to lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away

  3. Origin: [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]


Translations for gamble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • riskovatCzech
  • setzen, wetten, riskant, spielen, spekulieren, Spiel, zocken, Glücksspiel, HazardspielGerman
  • στοίχημα, στοιχηματίζωGreek
  • apostar, jugarSpanish
  • õnnemängEstonian
  • uhkapelata, uhkapeli, ottaa riski, vaarantaaFinnish
  • pari, parier, jeu de hasardFrench
  • הימרHebrew
  • scommessa, scommettereItalian
  • 賭け, ギャンブル, 懸ける, 賭けるJapanese
  • purei moniMāori
  • коцка, се коцка, комарMacedonian
  • judiMalay
  • gok, waagstuk, vergokken, wagen, gokkenDutch
  • hazard, ryzykowaćPolish
  • arriscarPortuguese
  • авантюра, рисковать, играть в азартные игры, азартная играRussian
  • kockatiSerbo-Croatian
  • wadjeure, trimler, riskerWalloon

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