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6 definitions found
 for bet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bet \Bet\, n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr.
     abeter to excite, incite. See Abet.]
     That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two
     parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue;
     the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. "Having made his
     bets." --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bet \Bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bet, Betted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Betting.]
     To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to
     wager.
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           John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on
           his head.                                --Shak.
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           I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W.
                                                    Holmes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bet \Bet\,
     imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bet \Bet\, a. & adv.
     An early form of Better. [Obs.]
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     To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bet
      n 1: the money risked on a gamble [syn: stake, stakes,
           bet, wager]
      2: the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet" [syn: bet,
         wager]
      v 1: maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be
           there!" [syn: bet, 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:
         bet, 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, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bet":
     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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