What does parlay mean?

Definitions for parlay
ˈpɑr leɪ, -lipar·lay

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word parlay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parlay(verb)

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

  2. parlay, double up(verb)

    stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

GCIDE

  1. parlay(v. t.)

    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. parlay(v. t.)

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

  3. parlay(v. t.)

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

  4. parlay(n.)

    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. parlay(Noun)

    Such a bet or series of bets.

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

  2. parlay(Verb)

    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. parlay(Verb)

    To increase.

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

  4. parlay(Verb)

    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. parlay(Verb)

    To convert into something better

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

How to pronounce parlay?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say parlay in sign language?

  1. parlay

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. Spencer Pratt:

    Patridge explained. HEIDI MONTAG THINKS DIVERSITY MEANS DIFFERENT HAIR COLOR Patridge also called Cavallari a tough girl, and Montag, 33, echoed the notion, adding, She is one of the most resilient, awesome, powerful women. Pratt also quipped in banter that the entrepreneur would likely parlay her plight into opportunities beyond what shes already accomplished in her career. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I guarantee you she writes a New York Times bestseller, How to Divorce and Win.

  2. Dana Meaney-Delman:

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

  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. 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.

Images & Illustrations of parlay

  1. parlayparlayparlayparlayparlay

Popularity rank by frequency of use

parlay#10000#41515#100000

Translations for parlay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for parlay »

Translation

Find a translation for the parlay definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these parlay definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "parlay." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/parlay>.

    Are we missing a good definition for parlay? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for parlay:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.