Bet n. 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.”
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.
Bet, a. & adv. An early form of Better. [Obs.]
To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.]
Bet, imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.]
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]
v 1: maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be
there!" [syn: 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:
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, depend, look, calculate, reckon]
[also: betting, betted]