What does parlay mean?

Definitions for parlay
ˈpɑr leɪ, -lipar·lay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parlayverb

    a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers

  2. parlay, double upverb

    stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

GCIDE

  1. parlayverb

    To wager the winnings plus the initial stake of one bet on a subsequent wager, or to engage in a series of such increased wagers. This is the characteristic act in a common betting system used by gamblers to try to achieve a large win from a small initial stake. Statistically, it is similar to betting a small stake on a game with a large payoff and a proportionately small chance of winning.

  2. parlayverb

    To exploit success in one endeavor so as to achieve greater success in subsequent endeavors.

  3. parlayverb

    Fig., to transform a gain into something of greater value.

  4. parlaynoun

    The act of betting the winnings from a prior bet, plus the original stake, on a subsequent bet; the second or later such bet in a series; also, a series of such bets, with the stakes for later bets coming from the winnings of earlier bets. This is the characteristic act in a common betting system used by gamblers to try to achieve a large win from a small initial stake. Statistically, it is similar to betting a small stake on a game with a large payoff, but with a proportionately small chance of winning.

Wiktionary

  1. parlaynoun

    Such a bet or series of bets.

    Etymology: Coined ca. 1828 as a verb, used as a noun ca. 1904. From parler.

  2. parlayverb

    To carry forward the stake and winnings from a bet onto a subsequent wager.

    Etymology: Coined ca. 1828 as a verb, used as a noun ca. 1904. From parler.

  3. parlayverb

    To increase.

    Etymology: Coined ca. 1828 as a verb, used as a noun ca. 1904. From parler.

  4. parlayverb

    To speak about peace. To have peace talks. See also: pow-wow.

    Etymology: Coined ca. 1828 as a verb, used as a noun ca. 1904. From parler.

  5. parlayverb

    To convert into something better

    Etymology: Coined ca. 1828 as a verb, used as a noun ca. 1904. From parler.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parlay in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parlay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of parlay in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    We will have no truce or parlay with you Hitler, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst -- and we will do our best.

  2. Spencer Pratt:

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  3. Tim Albrecht:

    This will be a much-celebrated victory after a year and a half of bad headlines, the question is, will a lone victory be enough or will Chris Christie be able to parlay this into something bigger.

  4. Dana Meaney-Delman:

    We need to parlay what we're seeing in product samples with what we're seeing in lung tissue.

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