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. Publilius Syrus:

    Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.

  2. Success Next time someone:

    Procter Gamble came to us in 1995 with their idea of an improved mop. I looked at it and said this isn't a mop at all. It was so different.

  3. Fengshi Asset Management Liu:

    It's a gamble. And you're betting against professional institutions, not layman retail investors, this game is very demanding in your ability to identify and assess risks.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    That does not make Trump and Cruz sound strong, it makes them sound in over their heads... You know loose cannons tend to misfire, and in a dangerous world that is a gamble we cannot afford.

  5. Warren Buffett:

    If you don't understand it, you get much more excited, people like to speculate, they like to 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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