wager

  • 1 wager — wa ger (w[=a] j[ e]r), n. [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See {Wage}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Wager — can refer to:* Gambling * A scientific wager * A legal wager under the Roman legal systemPeopleGiven name*Wager Swayne (November 10, 1834 – December 18, 1902), American military Governorurname*Charles Wager (1666 1743), British Admiral *Gregg… …

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  • 3 Wager — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Charles Wager (1666–1743), britischer Komponist Bebo Wager (1905–1943), deutscher Widerstandskämpfer Lawrence Rickard Wager (1904–1965), britischer Geologe Walter Wager (1924–2004), US amerikanischer… …

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  • 4 wager — index bet, gamble, lottery, parlay (bet), pawn, risk, speculate (chance), spe …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Wäger — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hermann Wäger (1883–1942), deutscher Politiker Roman Wäger (* 1963), Schweizer Eishockeyspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort beze …

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  • 6 wager — [n] money or something gambled action, ante*, bet, challenge, chunk, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, flyer*, gamble, handle, hazard, hedge, hunch, long shot*, odds on*, outside chance*, parlay, play, pledge, plunge, pot*, risk, stake, toss up,… …

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  • 7 Wager — Wa ger, v. i. To make a bet; to lay a wager. [1913 Webster] T was merry when You wagered on your angling. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Wager — Wager, 1) große Bai an der nordwestlichen Küste der Hudsonsbai in Britisch Nordamerika; in sie ergießen sich einige Flüsse u. an ihr wohnen Eskimoer; sie ist reich an Wallfischen; 2) größter der hier mündenden Flüsse, ist ziemlich breit u. tief,… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 wager — [wā′jər] n. [ME < NormFr wageure < wagier: see WAGE] 1. BET1 (n. 1 & 2) 2. Archaic a pledge to do something or abide by an outcome: esp. in wager of battle, a challenge by a defendant to prove his innocence by personal combat vt., vi. BET …

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  • 10 wager — wa ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {wagered} (w[=a] j[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {wagering}.] To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some eventuality; to lay; to stake; to bet. [1913 Webster] And wagered with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 wager — *bet, stake, pot, ante …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 wager — I n. 1) to lay, make, place a wager on 2) a wager that + clause (she made a wager that her team would win) II v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to wager on (did you wager much money on that horse?) 2) (O; can be used with one, two, or three objects) we… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 wager — [[t]we͟ɪʤə(r)[/t]] wagers, wagering, wagered 1) VERB If you wager on the result of a horse race, football match, or other event, you give someone a sum of money which they give you back with extra money if the result is what you predicted, or… …

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  • 14 wager — I UK [ˈweɪdʒə(r)] / US [ˈweɪdʒər] noun [countable] Word forms wager : singular wager plural wagers an agreement to win or lose an amount of money depending on the result of a competition or other event II UK [ˈweɪdʒə(r)] / US [ˈweɪdʒər] verb… …

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  • 15 wager — {{11}}wager (n.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. wageure, from O.N.Fr. wagier to pledge (see WAGE (Cf. wage) (n.)). {{12}}wager (v.) c.1600, from WAGER (Cf. wager) (n.). Related: Wagered; wagering …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 wager — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wageour pledge, bet, from Anglo French wageure, from *wager Date: 14th century 1. a. something (as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event ; stake b. something on which bets are laid ; gamble < do a stunt …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 wager — wagerer, n. /way jeuhr/, n. 1. something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet: to place a wager on a soccer match. 2. the act of betting. 3. the subject or terms of a bet. 4. Early Eng. Law. a pledge to make good one s cause by the… …

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  • 18 Wager — Recorded as Wager and sometimes Wagger, this is apparently a surname of English origins. It is well recorded in the surviving church registers of the diocese of Greater London from at least Elizabethan times, and earlier in Yorkshire. There are a …

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  • 19 Wager — Amtsnamen zu mhd. wжger, wager, wлger »Wäger, Waagmeister an der Stadtwaage«. Bei dem Nürnberger Beleg von a. 1316 Chunradus Wager aurifaber [Goldschmied] handelt es sich bereits um einen Familiennamen …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • 20 Wäger — Amtsnamen zu mhd. wжger, wager, wлger »Wäger, Waagmeister an der Stadtwaage«. Bei dem Nürnberger Beleg von a. 1316 Chunradus Wager aurifaber [Goldschmied] handelt es sich bereits um einen Familiennamen …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen