Meaning of wager

wa•ger

Pronunciation: (wā'jur), [key]
— n.
  1. something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet: to place a wager on a soccer match.
  2. the act of betting.
  3. the subject or terms of a bet.
  4. a pledge to make good one's cause by the supporting oaths of others or by battle.
—v.t.
  1. to risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or any uncertain event or matter; bet.
  2. to pledge oneself to (battle) for the decision of a cause.
—v.i.
  1. to make or offer a wager; bet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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