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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gamble  \Gam"ble\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gambled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gambling}.]  [Dim.  of  game.  See  2d  {Game}.] 
  To  play  or  game  for  money  or  other  stake. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gambling 
  adj  :  preoccupied  with  the  pursuit  of  pleasure  and  especially 
  games  of  chance;  "led  a  dissipated  life";  "a  betting 
  man";  "a  card-playing  son  of  a  bitch";  "a  gambling 
  fool";  "sporting  gents  and  their  ladies"  [syn:  {dissipated}, 
  {betting},  {card-playing},  {sporting}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  playing  for  stakes  in  the  hope  of  winning 
  (including  the  payment  of  a  price  for  a  chance  to  win  a 
  prize);  "his  gambling  cost  him  a  fortune";  "there  was 
  heavy  play  at  the  blackjack  table"  [syn:  {gaming},  {play}] 




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