bet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bet), [key]
— v., n. bet bet•ted, bet•ting,
  1. to wager with (something or someone).
  1. to make a wager: Do you want to bet?
  2. of course! surely!: You bet I'd like to be there!
  1. a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager: Where do we place our bets?
  2. that which is pledged: a two-dollar bet.
  3. something that is bet on, as a competitor in a sporting event or a number in a lottery: That horse looks like a good bet.
  4. an act or instance of betting: It's a bet, then?
  5. a person, plan of action, etc., considered as being a good alternative; choice: Your best bet is to sell your stocks now.


Pronunciation: (bāt bet), [key]
— n.
  1. beth.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Black Entertainment Television (a cable television channel).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. between.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • bet (Thesaurus)