Associations to the word «Wager»


WAGER, noun. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
WAGER, noun. (legal) 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.
WAGER, noun. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
WAGER, verb. (transitive) To bet something; to put it up as collateral
WAGER, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To suppose; to dare say.
WAGER, noun. Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
WAGER A DOLLAR TO A DONUT, verb. Alternative form of bet a dollar to a doughnut
WAGER A DOLLAR TO A DOUGHNUT, verb. Alternative form of bet a dollar to a doughnut
WAGER OF BATTEL, noun. Archaic form of wager of battle.
WAGER OF BATTLE, noun. (Britain) (legal) (historical) The giving of gage, or pledge, for trying a cause by single combat, formerly allowed in military, criminal, and civil causes, and finally abolished in 1819. In writs of right, where the trial was by champions, the tenant produced his champion, who, by throwing down his glove as a gage, thus "waged", or stipulated, battle with the champion of the demandant, who, by taking up the glove, accepted the challenge.
WAGER OF LAW, noun. (legal) (historical) The giving of gage, or sureties, by a defendant in an action of debt, that at a certain day assigned he would take an oath in open court that he did not owe the debt, and at the same time bring with him eleven compurgators who would avow that they believed in their consciences that he spoke the truth.

Dictionary definition

WAGER, noun. The act of gambling; "he did it on a bet".
WAGER, noun. The money risked on a gamble.
WAGER, verb. Stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse".
WAGER, verb. Maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!".

Wise words

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