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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How to say gamble in sign language?

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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. Will Rogers:

    Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.

  2. Douglas Offerman:

    Doing something, or not doing something … both decisions in some respects are a gamble on the unknown.

  3. Leilani Estates resident Steve Gebbie:

    You know that when you come in. I knew that when I moved here, this was a gamble that everybody takes. Maybe I've lost.

  4. Mauricio Quintella:

    When Brazilians want to gamble, they go to Paraguay, Montevideo, Las Vegas... and they leave all the money there.

  5. Carolyn Tastad:

    Procter Gamble's not enough to make an ad, procter Gamble's got to be the total picture.

Images & Illustrations of gamble

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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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