What does wager mean?

Definitions for wager
ˈweɪ dʒərwa·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bet, wagernoun

    the act of gambling

    "he did it on a bet"

  2. stake, stakes, bet, wagerverb

    the money risked on a gamble

  3. bet, wager, playverb

    stake on the outcome of an issue

    "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

  4. bet, wagerverb

    maintain with or as if with a bet

    "I bet she will be there!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wagerverb

    something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge

    Etymology: [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See Wage, v. t.]

  2. Wagerverb

    a contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event

    Etymology: [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See Wage, v. t.]

  3. Wagerverb

    that on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet

    Etymology: [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See Wage, v. t.]

  4. Wagerverb

    to hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet

    Etymology: [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See Wage, v. t.]

  5. Wagerverb

    to make a bet; to lay a wager

    Etymology: [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See Wage, v. t.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wager in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wager in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wager in a Sentence

  1. Blaise Pascal:

    Let us weigh the gain and the loss, in wagering that God is. Consider these alternatives: if you win, you win all, if you lose you lose nothing. Do not hesitate, then, to wager that he is.

  2. Blaise Pascal:

    Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is, but let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all if you lose you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.:

    Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.

  4. Rick Perry:

    You would not want to wager that your liberties and your freedoms in a country - the United States in this case - should be left solely to the free market.

  5. Nevada Gaming Control Board:

    The capacity restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 presented a very challenging operating environment for Nevada’s Sports Books, in Nevada, Super Bowl handle is driven by visitation and Las Vegas along with other areas across the state are destination markets for customers to come and wager on the game.

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