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NOUN (2)

1. the money risked on a gamble;
[syn: stake, stakes, bet, wager]

2. the act of gambling;
- Example: "he did it on a bet"
[syn: bet, wager]


VERB (3)

1. maintain with or as if with a bet;
- Example: "I bet she will be there!"
[syn: bet, wager]

2. stake on the outcome of an issue;
- Example: "I bet $100 on that new horse"
- Example: "She played all her money on the dark horse"
[syn: bet, wager, play]

3. have faith or confidence in;
- Example: "you can count on me to help you any time"
- Example: "Look to your friends for support"
- Example: "You can bet on that!"
- Example: "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
[syn: count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W. Holmes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bet \Bet\, imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bet \Bet\, a. & adv. An early form of Better. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bet n 1: the money risked on a gamble [syn: stake, stakes, bet, wager] 2: the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet" [syn: bet, wager] v 1: maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!" [syn: bet, 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: bet, wager, play] 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, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bet": ante, ante up, back, bet on, book, call, chunk, cover, fade, gamble, game, handbook, hazard, lay, lay a wager, lay down, make a bet, make book, meet a bet, parlay, pass, play, play against, plunge, pot, predict, prognosticate, punt, put on, risk, see, set, shot, stake, stand pat, take a chance, wager