Definitions for gamble
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word gamble.
money that is risked for possible monetary gain
a risky act or venture
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
play games for money
A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
A risky venture
The sailors had taken many gambles with the sea and always won.
To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
To risk (something) for potential gain.
He gambled his reputation on the outcome.
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'
Gamble refers to the act of playing a game, taking a decision or embarking on an enterprise, where the outcome is uncertain but involves a degree of risk, often with the hope of winning something of greater value, typically money. This action is usually dependent on luck or chance. In a broader context, to gamble can also mean to take a risky action in the hope of a desired result.
to play or game for money or other stake
to lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away
Etymology: [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gamble is ranked #1024 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Gamble surname appeared 34,005 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Gamble.
57% or 19,400 total occurrences were White.
36.6% or 12,453 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 847 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 816 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 320 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 167 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of gamble in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of gamble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
You think Nature is some Disney movie Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.
See, most gamblers, when they go to gamble, they go to win. When we go to gamble, we go to lose. Subconsciously. Me, I never feel better than when they’re raking the chips away; not bringing them in.
The House is about to vote on a budget deal -- a deal negotiated behind closed doors that slips in a provision that would let derivatives traders on Wall Street gamble with taxpayer money and get bailed out by the government when their risky bets threaten to blow up our financial system, these are the same banks that nearly broke the economy in 2008 and destroyed millions of jobs.
Some foreign countries see our nation as an enormous market, and we have investigated a series of cases, a fair number of neighbouring countries have casinos, and they have set up offices in China to attract and drum up interest from Chinese citizens to go abroad and gamble. This will also be an area that we will crack down on.
Love is not a gamble when your holding all the cards.
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Translations for gamble
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- Hazardspiel, spielen, riskant, wetten, spekulieren, setzen, Spiel, zocken, GlücksspielGerman
- στοίχημα, στοιχηματίζωGreek
- apostar, jugarSpanish
- uhkapelata, vaarantaa, ottaa riski, uhkapeliFinnish
- pari, parier, jeu de hasardFrench
- scommessa, scommettereItalian
- 賭ける, ギャンブル, 賭け, 懸けるJapanese
- purei moniMāori
- коцка, комар, се коцкаMacedonian
- wagen, gok, waagstuk, gokken, vergokkenDutch
- ryzykować, hazardPolish
- играть в азартные игры, авантюра, рисковать, азартная играRussian
- risker, trimler, wadjeureWalloon
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