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


  1. gamble(Noun)

    A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.

  2. gamble(Noun)

    A risky venture

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

  3. gamble(Verb)

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

  4. gamble(Verb)

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

  5. gamble(Verb)

    To risk (something) for potential gain.

    He gambled his reputation on the outcome.

  6. gamble(Verb)

    To interact with equipment at a casino

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Gamble(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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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  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. Hamida Norhamida:

    Selling it will be a gamble.

  2. Greg Pellegrino:

    It's a gamble. A big, big gamble.

  3. Elias Schulze:

    Ultimately it's a gamble on the future.

  4. Joe Stanton:

    That's a gamble I wasn't willing to take.

  5. Eric Gilbert:

    Life's a Gamble, i want to do something good.

Images & Illustrations of 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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