What does BET mean?

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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"


  1. bet(Noun)

    A degree of certainty.

    Etymology: Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

  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.

    Etymology: Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

  3. bet(Verb)

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

    You bet!

    Etymology: Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

  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.

    Etymology: Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

  5. Bet(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Elizabeth.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bet

    bet, n. a wager: something staked to be lost or won on the result of a doubtful issue, as a horse-race, or the like.—v.t. and v.i. to lay or stake, as a bet:—pr.p. bet′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. bet or bet′ted.—ns. Bet′ter, one who bets—also Bet′tor; Bet′ting, act of betting or proposing a wager.—An even bet, an equal chance.—You bet, in American slang, certainly. [Prob. shortened from the noun Abet.]

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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

How to pronounce BET?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say BET in sign language?

  1. bet


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BET in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BET in a Sentence

  1. Anne Simpson:

    Performance is not a one way bet, paying off on the way up, and never going down.

  2. Lenier Gonzalez:

    It will be very hard for sectors that bet on the overthrow of the government to reposition themselves in the current situation, there are other independent civil society groups that don't want to overthrow the government.

  3. Jim Manley:

    Trump, who has bet his campaign on the economy, is uniquely vulnerable.

  4. James Comey:

    There are not many things I would bet my life on. I would bet my life that Bob Mueller will do things the right way, the way we would all want, whether we're Republicans or Democrats, the way Americans should want.

  5. Stephen Curry:

    It was a one-possession game to keep The Warriors season alive tonight, the Warriors'll be thinking about this one, it's tough. But with The Warriors DNA, who The Warriors are and the character that The Warriors have on this team, I wouldn't bet against The Warriors being back on this stage next year and going forward.

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • A. profound
    • B. abrupt
    • C. sought
    • D. victimised

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