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Definition of BET

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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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

           John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.                                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W. Holmes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bet \Bet\,
     imp. & p. p. of {Beat}. [Obs.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bet \Bet\, a. & adv.
     An early form of {Better}. [Obs.]
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     {To go bet}, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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