What does Gamble mean?

Definitions for Gamble
ˈgæm bəlGam·ble

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

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.

    Etymology: 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'

  2. gamble(Noun)

    A risky venture

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

    Etymology: 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'

  3. gamble(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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'

  4. gamble(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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'

  5. gamble(Verb)

    To risk (something) for potential gain.

    He gambled his reputation on the outcome.

    Etymology: 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'

  6. gamble(Verb)

    To interact with equipment at a casino

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]

  2. Gamble(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gamble

    gam′bl, v.i. to play for money in games of chance or skill: to engage in wild financial speculations.—v.t. to squander away.—n. a gambling transaction.—ns. Gam′bler, one who gambles, esp. who makes it his business; Gam′bling-house, a house kept for the accommodation of people who play at games of hazard for money. [For gamm-le or gam-le, a freq. which has ousted M. E. gamenen—A.S. gamenian, to play at games—gamen, a game.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gamble in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gamble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Gamble in a Sentence

  1. Booth Goodwin:

    To go from boardroom to the prospect of incarceration sends a powerful message to executives who would ignore the safety of their workers. It doesn't matter who you are, how rich you are, how powerful you are, if you violate the laws and gamble with the lives of your workers, you will be held accountable.

  2. Hugo Castro:

    If you go to the canal you see a bunch of homemade floatation devices. It's such a violent gamble, and people are consistently willing to do it. a tanker truck pulled up that evening and started spraying water on the road.

  3. Heywood Broun:

    The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Each outcome of life is the egg of one's efforts that one may eat or gamble.

  5. Oscar Tabarez:

    There are more or less 200,000 boys playing football in Uruguay, of this only 0.14 percent may have a possibility of going to Europe, the parents are making the wrong gamble and we have to make them aware of these facts.

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Translations for Gamble

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  • 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
  • spelaSwedish
  • wadjeure, trimler, riskerWalloon

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