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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  John  a  Gaunt  loved  him  well  and  betted  much  money  on 
  his  head.  --Shak. 
 
  I'll  bet  you  two  to  one  I'll  make  him  do  it  --O.  W. 
  Holmes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bet  \Bet\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Beat}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bet  \Bet\,  a.  &  adv 
  An  early  form  of  {Better}.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  go  bet},  to  go  fast  to  hurry.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bet 
  n  1:  the  money  risked  on  a  gamble  [syn:  {stake},  {stakes},  {wager}] 
  2:  the  act  of  gambling;  "he  did  it  on  a  bet"  [syn:  {wager},  {risking}, 
  {hazarding},  {staking}] 
  v  1:  maintain  with  or  as  if  with  a  bet;  "I  bet  she  will  be 
  there!"  [syn:  {wager}] 
  2:  stake  money  on  the  outcome  of  an  issue  [syn:  {wager}] 




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