What does BET mean?

Definitions for BET

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BET.

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?

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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. Cornerstone Macro economist Roberto Perli:

    I bet the statement will ... leave the door open to more, to at least another 25 (basis-point cut) down the road.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    The Bible is the Greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. In fact, it is the most widely read book in the world, the most fiercely debated and the most often quoted book in history. Thus, the Bible is the Greatest book of all time. It is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. Billions of copies have been published and sold globally already. And many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In other words, the Bible has been read by the world as a whole. Even the posterity (all future generations ahead) will surely read the Bible. You can bet your bottom dollar. -Emeasoba George

  3. Alan Gottlieb:

    Random violence is up all across the country, but in New York City where gun control is overly restrictive it is an epidemic with sharp blades, this is proof positive that demonizing guns does not solve the problem of violence. I bet some of those victims wish that they had a gun for self-defense.

  4. Amberlea Childs:

    It was definitely that out-of-body experience where you're kind of watching your own story play out, and as his eyes welled up, he said, 'I'm not 100% sure, but if I had to bet, I'm 99.9% sure what I just pulled out of your breast was breast cancer,'.

  5. Thomas Fernsler:

    I got the call to come in and interview on Friday, Aug. 13, at 1:13 p.m. the 13th minute past the 13th hour, u.S. 13 is the route I had to take to get there. I bought a paper that day, and 103 was the winning lottery number. So I put a bet on a horse named Lucky Friday, who was running in the 13th race.

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