Definitions for gambleˈgæm bəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gam•bleˈgæm bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling
(v.i.)to play at a game of chance for money or other stakes.
to stake or risk something of value, as money, on the outcome of something involving chance; bet.
(v.t.)to lose or squander by betting (usu. fol. by away).
to wager or risk (something of value); stake:
I'll gamble my life on his honesty.
to take a chance on; risk.
(n.)any matter or thing involving risk or hazardous uncertainty.
a venture in a game of chance.
Origin of gamble:
1150–1200; ME gamenen to play (OE gamenian); see game1
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to risk money by saying who you think will win a race, competition, etc.
people who like to gamble; He gambled all his money on one race.
The house renovation project was a gamble, but in the end it really paid off.; gamblers playing poker; an addiction to gambling
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
Translations for gamble
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(something which involves) a risk
The whole business was a bit of a gamble.
- хазартна играBulgarian
- jogadaPortuguese (BR)
- risk, hazardCzech
- das GlücksspielGerman
- empresa arriesgada, jugadaSpanish
- entreprise risquéeFrench
- जुआ, दांव पर लगानाHindi
- kockázatos ügyHungarian
- fjárhættuspil; áhættaIcelandic
- gioco d'azzardoItalian
- 모험, 투기Korean
- rizikingas dalykasLithuanian
- riskants pasākumsLatvian
- hasardspill, sjanseseilasNorwegian
- acţiune riscantăRomanian
- рискованное предприятиеRussian
- tvegana igraSlovenian
- vågspel, chansningSwedish
- 碰運氣，冒風險Chinese (Trad.)
- ризикована справаUkrainian
- پر خطر اقدامUrdu
- việc đánh bạcVietnamese
- 冒险，投机Chinese (Simp.)
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