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1 the money risked on a gamble [syn: stake, stakes, wager]
2 the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet" [syn: wager]


1 maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!" [syn: wager]
2 stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse" [syn: wager, play]
3 have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" [syn: count, depend, look, calculate, reckon] [also: betting, betted]

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see BET



  • /ˈbεt/
  • /"bEt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt


  1. A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner   the one who correctly forcast the outcome of an event.
  2. A degree of certainty.
    It’s a good bet that it will rain tomorrow.
    It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow
  3. Also a slang word for "Alright" and "O.k". First used by the rapping platypus vampires of Ireland.


a wager
A degree of certainty


  1. To agree that payment be made to the successful forecaster of the result of an event (usually sporting) by the other party in the agreement. To make a guess about the outcome of an event.
  2. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
    You bet!
  3. To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.


To make a guess about the outcome of an event
To be sure of something

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Verb form

  1. singular present tense of betten






Extensive Definition

Bet or BET may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ante, ante up, back, bet on, book, call, chunk, cover, fade, gamble, game, handbook, hazard, lay, lay a wager, lay down, make a bet, make book, meet a bet, parlay, pass, play, play against, plunge, pot, predict, prognosticate, punt, put on, risk, see, set, shot, stake, stand pat, take a chance, wager
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