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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•bleˈgæm bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to play at a game of chance for money or other stakes.

    Category: Games

  2. to stake or risk something of value, as money, on the outcome of something involving chance; bet.

  3. (v.t.)to lose or squander by betting (usu. fol. by away).

  4. to wager or risk (something of value); stake:

    I'll gamble my life on his honesty.

  5. to take a chance on; risk.

  6. (n.)any matter or thing involving risk or hazardous uncertainty.

  7. a venture in a game of chance.

Origin of gamble:

1150–1200; ME gamenen to play (OE gamenian); see game1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gambler(noun)

    a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

  2. gambler, risk taker(noun)

    someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement


  1. gambler(Noun)

    One who plays at a game of chance, who gambles.

  2. gambler(Noun)

    One who takes risks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gambler(noun)

    one who gambles


  1. Gambler

    "Gambler" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was the second single released from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Vision Quest, and was released on October 3, 1985, by Geffen Records. Remaining as the last self-written single by Madonna, "Gambler" was produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez at Madonna's request. It was later included in the soundtrack of the film. "Gambler" was never released in the United States, at the request of Madonna's own Sire Records. The music video of the song is an excerpt from the film itself. Musically, "Gambler" is an upbeat synth-disco song, featuring instrumentation from drums, electronic handclaps and percussion, which is accompanied by a bass synths and keyboards. The lyrics talk about Madonna asserting her self-independence. Critics gave a mixed review of the song, but it was commercially successful, reaching the top-ten in the charts of Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Madonna has performed the song only once, on her 1985 Virgin Tour.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From the Grk. _gumnos_, stripped to the skin. And the gambler's the one that does it.

Anagrams of gambler

  1. gambrel

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