wager

1. noun
a) Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.

They were wagers of warfare against the wilderness and the Indians, and founders of families and towns.

b) 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.

Hatshepsut was no wager of wars, no bloodstained conqueror.

2. verb
To put something up as collateral

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  • wager — wa ger (w[=a] j[ e]r), n. [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure, F. gageure. See {Wage}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wager — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Charles Wager (1666–1743), britischer Komponist Bebo Wager (1905–1943), deutscher Widerstandskämpfer Lawrence Rickard Wager (1904–1965), britischer Geologe Walter Wager (1924–2004), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wager — index bet, gamble, lottery, parlay (bet), pawn, risk, speculate (chance), spe …   Law dictionary

  • Wäger — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hermann Wäger (1883–1942), deutscher Politiker Roman Wäger (* 1963), Schweizer Eishockeyspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort beze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wager — [n] money or something gambled action, ante*, bet, challenge, chunk, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, flyer*, gamble, handle, hazard, hedge, hunch, long shot*, odds on*, outside chance*, parlay, play, pledge, plunge, pot*, risk, stake, toss up,… …   New thesaurus

  • Wager — Wa ger, v. i. To make a bet; to lay a wager. [1913 Webster] T was merry when You wagered on your angling. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wager — Wager, 1) große Bai an der nordwestlichen Küste der Hudsonsbai in Britisch Nordamerika; in sie ergießen sich einige Flüsse u. an ihr wohnen Eskimoer; sie ist reich an Wallfischen; 2) größter der hier mündenden Flüsse, ist ziemlich breit u. tief,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • wager — [wā′jər] n. [ME < NormFr wageure < wagier: see WAGE] 1. BET1 (n. 1 & 2) 2. Archaic a pledge to do something or abide by an outcome: esp. in wager of battle, a challenge by a defendant to prove his innocence by personal combat vt., vi. BET …   English World dictionary

  • wager — wa ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {wagered} (w[=a] j[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {wagering}.] To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some eventuality; to lay; to stake; to bet. [1913 Webster] And wagered with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wager — *bet, stake, pot, ante …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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