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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Anglo-Norman wageure, from Old French wagier "to pledge".

Noun

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Singular
wager

Plural
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  1. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
  2. 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.
  3. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
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Verb

Infinitive
to wager

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wager (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To put something up as collateral
Translations

Etymology 2

From the verb, to wage + -er.

Noun

Singular
wager

Plural
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wager ({{{1}}})
  1. Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
    • 1912, Pocumtack Valley Memorial Association, History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, p. 65:
      They were wagers of warfare against the wilderness and the Indians, and founders of families and towns.
    • 1957, Elsa Maxwell, How to Do It; Or, The Lively Art of Entertaining, p. 7:
      Hatshepsut was no wager of wars, no bloodstained conqueror.

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